Cyber security company malware (Opens in a new tab) More than a million users on Google Play have been alerted to delete four Android apps that pose a direct threat to their privacy.
The search identified the four infected applications below:
- Bluetooth App Sender
- Automatic bluetooth connection
- Driver: Bluetooth, USB, WiFi
- Mobile conversion: smart switch
What you need to know
At first when users download the apps everything seems fine. But MalwareBytes says the apps use delayed behavior to trick people.
After 2 days of downloading the app, it will start showing malicious behavior like opening phishing Websites in Chrome.
MalwareBytes attests that not all phishing sites are dangerous. Some of them are only Pay Per Click but there can be some dangerous among them.
On Chrome, for example, an adult content site can open and then tell users that they have been infected, need to download another app, or that an update is required.
Some tabs can be opened in the background without your knowledge, even if your phone is locked.
The virus is much more dangerous as MalwareBytes says all evidence shows it does more than just bypass Google Play Protect detection. This type of malware is known as Trojan HiddenAds.
If you have any of these apps, it is recommended that you delete them as soon as possible.
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