10 dangerous apps banned from play store by google for stealing user data

10 dangerous apps banned from play store by google for stealing user data

Google has stomped out many apps from the Android app store apps with more than 60 million downloads. For this reason.

 As per the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report, Google removed ten android apps from their Play store because these apps had the potential of stealing user data. The report further stated that these apps could track the user who had downloaded the app and provide the information to hackers.

These apps could even access the user's e-mail, contacts, data, and password!

These hackers would conduct data theft via these apps using the cut-and-paste method. Whenever a user copy-pasted an OTP, password, or any other details, the hackers were able to steal the details through these apps from the device. The report also mentioned that these apps could help the fraudster get access to the downloaded files on WhatsApp.

Google, therefore, decided to ban these apps from the Play Store. If any of these malicious apps are downloaded on your smartphone, it is advised to delete them immediately.

Two software security and privacy researchers named Serge Egelman and Joel Reardon were the ones to spot the harmful SDK (Software Development Kit) in the incriminated apps. They shared their report with the Journal, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and Google.

Android users should also note that only deleting or uninstalling these apps won't do, and one needs to erase all related data.

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Read below to know which apps were stealing your data.

The malicious apps include

1. Speed Radar Camera

2. Al-Moazin Lite (Prayer times)

3. Wi-Fi Mouse (Remote Control PC)

4. QR & Barcode Scanner (Developed by AppSource Hub)

5. Qibla Compass - Ramadan 2022

6. Simple Weather & Clock Widget (Developed by Difer)

7. Handcent Next SMS- Text With MMS

8. Smart kit 360

9. Full Quran M P3-50 Languages & Translation Audio

10. Audiosdroid Audio Studio DAW