Category: Google|Feb 7, 2019 | Author: Admin

If you have downloaded one of these Android apps, you may have been cheated

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Google has removed 29 malicious apps from the Play Store.

For both Apple and Google, there is a constant battle to keep dubious apps away from their respective app stores.


But sometimes malicious software manages to get past the security mechanisms companies use.


Pornographic advertising and scams
Google has recently removed 29 photo and photo apps from the Play Store write Trend Micro security company in a blog post.


Several of them pushed adversely on advertisers, including pornographic content, while other apps simply attempted to scam the user. Some apps should also have stolen sensitive information about the users, hidden through various forms of competition.


Some camera apps claimed to make users' photos nicer, but in reality, the developers stole the pictures.


"None of these apps gave any indication that they were behind the advertisements, so it is difficult for users to find out where the advertisement comes from. Some of the apps forwarded the users to phishing websites asking about the user's personal information, such as addresses and phone numbers, ”writes Trend Micro.


Popular apps
The apps also hid the icons from the app overview in Android. Uninstalling them was, therefore, no easy task.


11 of apps have been downloaded over 100,000 times, and three of them 1 million times. In other words, there are many affected users. Fortunately, Google has removed them now, but the case illustrates an ever-increasing problem with malicious apps on mobile phones.


These apps have now been removed


  • Cartoon Art Photo

  • Artistic effect Filter

  • Emoji Camera

  • Art Editor

  • Cartoon Photo Filter

  • Photo Art Effect

  • Art Effect

  • Pixture

  • Art Filter Photo Editor

  • Cartoon Art Photo Filter

  • Prizma Photo Effect

  • Cartoon Art Photo

  • Art Filter

  • ArtFlipPhotoEditing

  • Magic Art Filter Photo Editor

  • Fill Art Photo Editor

  • Wallpapers HD

  • Photo Editor

  • Art Effect

  • Cartoon Effect

  • Art Filter Photo Effects

  • Art Filter Photo

  • Art Effects for Photo

  • Awesome Cartoon Art

  • Super Camera

  • Horizon Beauty Camera

  • Selfie Camera Pro

  • Beauty Camera

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