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Google urges Android users to delete these selfie and beauty apps immediately – full list

An urgent warning has been issued to all Android users by security researchers over 38 popular apps which may be malicious.

Google recently removed more than 30 popular apps from its Play Store after the software was found to spam users with unwanted adverts and intrusive browser redirects.

The redirects take Android users to websites, without them even clicking on a link.

The discovery of these malicious and adware-packed apps was made by the team at WhiteOps, which believes a criminal group is behind the online threat.

These cyber crooks first started uploading the software, designed to mainly target the beauty and selfie market, to Google’s Play Store back in January 2019, reports Express.co.uk .

Despite Google’s protection service deleting most of the malicious apps a few weeks after they were uploaded, there were still over 500,000 downloads which makes the attack extremely serious.

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In a post on its website, WhiteOps explained: “The White Ops Satori Threat Intelligence and Research Team recently identified and tracked a fraud operation that rendered fraudulent advertising in users’ devices. These apps amassed more than 20 million downloads.

“What these apps all have in common – besides their fraudulent tactics – is their focus on beauty. Most purport to be selfie apps that add beauty filters to users’ pictures, while at the same time showing ads out of context and making it nearly impossible to remove the apps themselves.”

All the apps you should delete from your Android devices

  • Yoroko Camera – 100k installs
  • Solu Camera – 500k installs
  • Lite Beauty Camera – 1 million installs
  • Beauty Collage Lite – 500k installs
  • Beauty & Filters Camera – 1 million installs
  • Photo Collage & Beauty Camera – 100k installs
  • Beauty Camera Selfie Filter – 10k installs
  • Gaty Beauty Camera – 500k installs
  • Pand Selife Beauty Camera – 50k installs
  • Caoon Photo Editor & Selfie Beauty Camera – 1 million insalls
  • Benbu Selife Beauty Camera – 1 million installs
  • Pinut Selife Beauty Camera & Photo Editor – 1 million installs
  • Mood Photo Editor & Selife Beauty Camera – 500k installs
  • Rose Photo Editor & Selfie Beauty Camera – 1 million installs
  • Selife Beauty Camera & Photo Editor – 100k installs
  • Fog Selife Beauty Camera – 100k installs
  • First Selife Beauty Camera & Photo Editor – 500k installs
  • Vanu Selife Beauty Camera – 100k installs
  • Sun Pro Beauty Cameraa – 1 million installs
  • Funny Sweet Beauty Camera – 500k installs
  • Little Bee Beauty Camera – 1 million installs
  • Beauty Camera & Photo Editor Pro – 1 million installs
  • Grass Beauty Camera – 1 million installs
  • Ele Beauty Camera – 1 million installs
  • Flower Beauty Camera – 100k installs
  • Best Selfie Beauty Camera – 1 million installs
  • Orange Camera – 500k installs
  • Sunny Beauty Camera – 1 million installs
  • Pro Selfie Beauty Camera – 500k installs
  • Selfie Beauty Camera Pro – 1 million installs
  • Elegant Beauty Cam-2019 – 50k installs

You can read the full WhiteOps study findings here.

Source: dailyrecord.co.uk

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