8 apps that put your cell phone at risk that you need to uninstall ASAP



These are the apps that could steal the information that is on your Android cell phone.

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July 2, 2021

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

Google has a scanning system to check that there are no harmful viruses in the applications before they are available on Google play, but there are times when, among the millions they review, some with harmful programs go unnoticed. So far, 8 applications containing the Joker malware have been identified. It works to steal device information and there are users who have alerted that they have received messages requesting payment.

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Cyber ​​security site Phone Arena has discovered 8 new apps that are fairly common among Android users that pose a risk to your device. The portal asks people to urgently uninstall apps as they can be dangerous. They have already been deleted from the Play Store, but that does not remove them from your cell phone, so it is recommended to check if you have any installed on your device.

the Wildcard malware was identified some time ago and there are already ways to combat it. however, cybercriminals have created new variations in order to continue to harm users.

Here are the apps you need to uninstall:

  1. Auxiliary message

  2. Quick magic SMS

  3. FreeCamScanner

  4. Super message

  5. Element scanner

  6. Go Messages

  7. Travel wallpapers

  8. Great SMS



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