LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)-Google has reportedly ban popular Android apps and urge millions to check their cellphones to delete now as security experts have identified a new threat targeting Android phones.
The most recent attack, which was discovered by the McAfee Mobile Security team, has the ability to infect popular applications with a malicious software library and start carrying out tasks without the smartphone owners’ approval.
Furthermore, once a malicious app is loaded, it may be used by thieves to look at nearby GPS positions, examine Wi-Fi history, what Bluetooth devices are connected to a phone, and even check which apps are now being used. That implies that a criminal may be aware of your precise location.
Even worse, due to the bug’s ability to execute ad fraud by clicking on fraudulent adverts in the background, Android users may actually be earning money for hackers without even realizing it and this attack is known to slow down equipment because phones frequently become overworked and data-overloaded.
Since compromised apps may have been downloaded millions of times, the new danger appears to be a serious problem.
According to McAfee, the research team discovered more than 60 programs with more than 100 million downloads that contain this third-party harmful library.
However, Google has already been made aware of the problem by the Research Team, and the US technology behemoth has warned developers to repair their apps or risk having them removed from its app store.
Despite the quick cooperation of some, it appears that over 30 apps have already been prohibited since the harmful software library was still present in the apps.