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News: Google urges Android users to delete 24 banned apps

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Google has banned a further 24 apps from its Play Store because of concerns they are causing Android users to be flooded with adverts. This is coming after the giant tech company last month banned over 50 apps owing to the same problem.

According to the Daily Express, the latest attack is a serious one as it targeted Facebook users with stolen personal details and credentials that hackers stole from social accounts.

French cyber-security firm, Evina, made the malware discovery that the apps could infiltrate devices through offering genuine functionality. Once the app is installed the hidden code inside it is automatically activated and can start stealing personal data. It then waits until the user launches Facebook, at which time it can mimic popular social media sites and is also able to overlay a web browser window on top of the Facebook app.

Evina found the malicious code in 24 apps:

• Super Wallpapers Flashlight
• Padenatef
• Wallpaper Level
• Contour Level wallpaper
• iPlayer & iWallpaper
• Video Maker
• Color Wallpapers
• Pedometer
• Powerful Flashlight
• Super Bright Flashlight
• Super Flashlight
• Solitare Game
• Accurate scanning of QR code
• Classic card game
• Junk file cleaning
• Synthetic Z
• File Manager
• Composite Z
• Screenshot Capture
• Daily Horoscope Wallpapers
• Wuxia Reader
• Plus Weather
• Anime Live Wallpaper
• Health Step Counter

Source: guardian.ng

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