12 Jul Android users urgently warned to delete 11 dangerous apps immediately
The malware is hidden in 11 apps branded ‘dangerous’ by the tech boffins, with devices “subscribed to premium services without their knowledge or consent.” Android users should delete these 11 dangerous apps now, experts have warned. Researchers from Check Point have warned about 11 apps that can infect your smartphone with dangerous malware, branded ‘Joker’.
Researchers explained: “Joker, one of the most prominent types of malware for Android, keeps finding its way into Google ’s official application market as a result of small changes to its code, which enables it to get past the Play store’s security and vetting barriers. “This time, however, the malicious actor behind Joker adopted an old technique from the conventional PC threat landscape and used it in the mobile app world to avoid detection by Google.”
The malware is hidden in 11 apps branded ‘dangerous’ by the tech boffins, with devices “subscribed to premium services without their knowledge or consent.” While Google Play has removed the 11 apps, there are concerns thousands could be carrying them on devices across the UK. Researchers are urgently telling you to uninstall apps, check credit card or debit card bills for larger monthly payments to your network provider, and install security software to save you from being breached by the malware.
The apps are listed below:
By James Rodger Head of Trends
Date: 08:56, 10 JUL 2020