There are discoveries that come when we least expect it, including in the Play Store. In fact, a 12-year-old girl living in the Czech Republic was surprised by the behavior of a very popular app that was circulating among Tik Tok users. It caught her attention so much that she decided to talk it over with someone. Thus, he alerted the security company Avast who took his complaint, investigated and discovered seven dangerous apps that were being downloaded from the Google Play Store. In addition, some were even present in the Apple App Store.
Google Play Store: Discover new dangerous apps! Delete now
Thanks to this girl, Avast managed to put an end to this situation by alerting Google. The problem is that they have already been downloaded 2.4 million times. And do you know how much money they gave criminals? About 500 thousand Euros.
The specifications detected are especially aimed at the youngest. Thus, they pose as games, wallpapers and music download programs. The scheme starts by charging between two and ten Euros for a service that is not worth a cent. That is, making a smartphone vibrate, a wallpaper that is available everywhere publicly or access to music. Not to mention aggressive advertising.
Some of the apps are, in practice, Trojans. That is, applications that seem to be legitimate but that will only then fill the smartphone with advertising. The ZDNET website mentions the names of the apps that were deleted by the Play Store, but which are unfortunately still available on users’ smartphones.
So the first app you have to check for on your smartphone is called ThemeZone – Shawky App Free – Shock My Friends.
Another that seems to have been very successful promises to download music. So I speak in concrete of the Ultimate Music Downloader.
The other also promises exactly the same and is called Free Download Music.
However, dangerous applications were also discovered in the Apple App Store.
Nelas incluem-se as Shock My Friends, Satuna, 666 Time, ThemeZone, Live Wallpapers e Shock my Friend Tap Roulette.
Some of these apps, in addition to filling the smartphone with advertising, try to gain permission to access the storage.
Discovered applications violate Google’s policies.
At this point, fake and dangerous apps are doing everything to get into official stores and thus sponsor criminal schemes. In order not to fall into scams, it is very important to always look at the comment box. In many cases, when it comes to fake apps, people complain that they installed them and that they do nothing. Or that they filled the smartphone with advertising. Do you like Leak? We count on you! Follow us on Google News. Click here and then Follow.
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