Bhubaneswar: Google has recently removed as many as 34 apps from its Play Store suspecting infection by one Joker malware.
The malware is believed to have evaded Google’s security scan to enter into the users’ android phones with the help of a technique called ‘Dropper’.
As per information, Joker malware were detected by Zscaler, a California-based cybersecurity firm. Apparently, the malware operate initially by stimulation interaction on the users’ android phones with ads and later use their SMS messages and OTPs to steal money from them.
Here is the list of all 34 apps that Google has showed a red flag to:
1. All Good PDF Scanner
2. Mint Leaf Message-Your Private Message
3. Unique Keyboard – Fancy Fonts & Free Emoticons
4. Tangram App Lock
5. Direct Messenger
6. Private SMS
7. One Sentence Translator – Multifunctional Translator
8. Style Photo Collage
9. Meticulous Scanner
10. Desire Translate
11. Talent Photo Editor – Blur focus
12. Care Message
13. Part Message
14. Paper Doc Scanner
15. Blue Scanner
16. Hummingbird PDF Converter – Photo to PDF
17. All Good PDF Scanner
22. Push Message- Texting & SMS
23. Fingertip GameBox
25. com.cheery.message.sendsms (two different instances)
27. Safety AppLock
28. Emoji Wallpaper
32. Convenient Scanner 2
33. Separate Doc Scanner
So beware! If your smartphone has one of these applications installed, uninstall them to protect your data from being compromised.