If you are a Google Play Store user, pay attention to these applications as they could generate expenses of hundreds of dollars a month.
Recently, the Avast team managed to identify various rogue mobile applications. These work through the Google Play Storeand mainly affect fans of the Minecraft video game, as well as users of other games.
These applications are part of fleeceware, a category of cyber crime that hooks users through “attractive services” such as colorful wallpapers and various modifications for video games. They also offer trial periods for a very short period of time, and then each one starts charging from $ 30 to $ 90 per week.
Later, those in charge of these applications rely on users to forget that they have them installed or the real cost of the subscription. Likewise, they take advantage of vulnerable sectors such as children, because children may not understand the consequences of carrying out these downloads. That’s why Ondrej David, who leads Avast’s malware analysis team, noted:
“We encourage our customers to remain vigilant when downloading any applications from unknown developers and to always carefully research user reviews and billing agreements before subscribing.”
Next, we share the name of the fraudulent applications that were detected so that you can remove them from your mobile devices:
Skins for Roblox
MasterCraft for Minecraft
Skins, Mods, Maps for Minecraft PE
Live Wallpapers HD & 3D Background
Master for Minecraft
Boys and Girls Skins
Maps Skins and Mods for Minecraft
What to do if you have these applications installed?
According to the Avast experts, it is not enough to locate and uninstall the mentioned applications. Therefore, it is necessary for users to cancel the subscription in the Play Store. You can do this by accessing the application, then the menu that appears in the upper left and then subscriptions. From there you can cancel all the mentioned services.
Watch out! 17 new applications have been withdrawn from the Play Store due to ” Joker “, the malware that attacks Androidapps and forces Google to strengthen the security of its store. It hurts users through text messages and WAP payments.
The problems were reported to Google by the Zscaler team, cybersecurity experts. “This spyware is designed to steal SMS messages, contact lists, and device information, as well as silently registering the victim for premium wireless application protocol (WAP) services,” the experts explain.
The 17 affected applications are:
All Good PDF Scanner
Mint Leaf Message-Your Private Message
Unique Keyboard – Fancy Fonts & Free Emoticons
Tangram App Lock
One Sentence Translator – Multifunctional Translator
Style Photo Collage
Talent Photo Editor – Blur focus
Paper Doc Scanner
Hummingbird PDF Converter – Photo to PDF
All Good PDF Scanner
Specialists recommend uninstalling these applications, as well as paying attention to the list of permissions in the apps you install on your Android devices, especially those related to SMS, call logs and contacts.
“Reading the comment or reviews on the application page also helps identify compromised applications,” they explain.
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