When we have to download an app. We do it from the Google Play Store because it is a reliable platform for us. Although the Play Store has maintained hard policies for app developers. On the Google Play Store, there are still many malware affected apps . By recognizing some of these apps, Google keeps removing from its play store from time to time.
What is the Risk:
Still some apps remain and then those apps pose a threat to users’ mobiles and their privacy. Hackers steal information from users by installing their malware in Google Play Store apps.
This time too, hackers have targeted many apps. A research company Check Point has detected a malware named Tekya. Researchers have seen this malware in many apps, they have identified 56 apps with malicious behavior on the Play Store which have been downloaded nearly 1 million times. Two of these apps are Cooking Delicious and Let Me Go. According to the researchers, the hackers are trying to steal the data of the users through malware, for which they target people via the Google Play Store.
If a user downloads Tekya malware-affected apps, then the malware reaches the user’s mobile or device and steals all the information stored in the device. Checkpoint researchers have confirmed in a report that Google has removed Tekya-affected malicious apps from the Google Play store.
What Should We Do?
Although it is difficult to tell whether the Play Store is now vulnerable to malware or not, hackers can again access the Play Store through some apps and hack the device of the users or steal the data. Before downloading any app for users it has to be kept in mind that it is not fake, in this situation. It will be better that we always install updated anti-malware in our devices.
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