Smartphones, tablets and computers are always vulnerable to attack. Especially if we're not careful. Even so, even with very careful use, there are always dangers lurking. Apps, for example, are one of the most effective ways for criminals to get their hands on our devices. In fact, a recent investigation by the CyberNews team found a very strange network of attackers. Just to give you an idea this group of attackers is disguised as 27 different application manufacturers and has developed 101 applications. Together they led to 68 million installations, which led us to make this Google Play alert.
Google Play Alert: Do you have one of these 101 apps? Erase now!
But what is so strange about these applications?
There are other strange elements. We have APKs (which are the installation packages) that appear to have been cloned from other apps. Besides, the names of the programmers are certainly strange. That said, Lukas Podolskies and Kylian Mbapee must not be real. Unless these soccer players have decided to dedicate themselves to applications at this time of quarantine.
The requested permissions
Looking at the permissions, we also soon realized that we are facing malicious and very dangerous apps. All of them can access the camera, microphone, GPS, body sensors and calendar. They can also edit contacts, view and edit their files. In other words, everything you have on your smartphone is at the mercy of malicious users.
These applications are likely to steal your data such as personal images and videos, location and documents and sell to the highest bidder.
However, since these programmers are unknown, no one really knows what they want to do.
So let's see what applications need to be removed from your computer.
Please carefully check the entire list of this Google Play Alert and if you have any apps, remove them immediately.
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