An antivirus company from Russia named Dr.Web has recently found a number of applications on the Google Play Store that are considered dangerous for carrying out data theft activities such as Facebook application passwords.
It is known that these apps pretend to exist as photo editing apps, sports, horoscopes and more. Even though it functions normally, this application secretly performs data theft actions without the user knowing.
This application is quite cunning because it will record the input entered by the user when logging in using a Facebook account. This is why Dr.Web immediately reported these applications to Google.
Google has also removed the 9 reported apps from the Google Play Store and urges users who currently have these apps on their devices to delete them immediately.
The following is a list of 9 dangerous applications that have now been removed by Google from the Play Store as quoted from Ars Technica:
- PIP Photo (5.8 million downloads)
- Processing Photo (500,000 downloads)
- Rubbish Cleaner (100,000 downloads)
- Horoscope Daily (100,000 downloads)
- Inwell Fitness (100,000 downloads)
- App Lock Keep (50,000 downloads)
- Lockit Master (5,000 downloads)
- Horoscope Pi (1,000 downloads)
- App Lock Manager (10 downloads)