2 malicious applications removed from the Google Play Store with 1.5 million downloads
25.09.2019 0 Comments
However, two mobile applications – Sun Pro Beauty Camera and Funny Sweet Beauty Selfie Camera went much further. They show ads, request access to the microphone, allowing you to listen to everything that happens near the phone. In addition, programs require a number of other permissions with permanent access.
Sun Pro Beauty Camera entered the market in September 2017. Over the two years of existence in the Play Market, the application has been downloaded more than a million times. Funny Sweet Beauty Selfie Camera appeared in July this year and has been downloaded 500,000 times to date.
In both cases, applications are the only products of the developer. Unfortunately, they managed to pass the Google Play Market security check.
This is not the first time a malicious application has entered a store. The authors of such programs professionally circumvent all restrictions during verification, hiding malicious functionality.
Today, both applications are removed from the Google Play Store, but it is recommended that those who have already installed them on their devices uninstall the applications.
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