But if you’re using an Android device, a new warning may cause you to re-evaluate the apps you’ve installed.
Check Point researchers warned Android users of 56 “dangerous” applications containing malware dubbed “Tekya”.
Worryingly, 24 of the infected apps targeted children, while the remaining 32 were utility apps, including cooking apps, translators, and calculators (scroll down for the full list of apps).
In a blog on results, Check Point researchers explained, “In order to commit mobile advertising fraud, malware mimics user actions to click on ads and banners from agencies like Google AdMob, AppLovin ‘, Facebook and Unity. . “
While Google has now removed apps from the Google Play Store, the results point out that many dangerous apps have slipped through the gaps.
The researchers said, “There are almost 3 million apps available in the store, with hundreds of new apps downloaded daily, making it difficult to verify the security of each app.
“This means that users cannot rely solely on Google Play security measures to ensure the protection of their devices. “
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What to do if you have one of the applications on your smartphone
– Uninstall the infected application from the device
– Install a security solution to avoid future infections
– Update your device’s operating system and applications to the latest version
The 56 dangerous applications
Stickman Runner Parkour
Best Translation Tool
Folding blocks Origami Mandala
Unlock the car puzzle
Multi Translate Threeinone
Smart Language Translate
Jewelry block puzzle2019
Magic Cuble Blast puzzle
Michimocho Video Downloader
Horot Tarotreading Fortune Teller
Titan Block Flip
Mcmc Ebook Reader
Swift Jungle Translate
Deliciously healthy recipes
Smart Tools Pro
Digiv Weather Radar