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Android Several camera applications hid malware

Unfortunately the presence of malware is a scourge inherent in the Android operating system. Admittedly, Google has done an impressive job of trying to outwit such apps, but the truth is that they still appear in your app store.

Trend Micro's latest breakthrough brings us to the latest malware case on Android. Therefore, it was hidden in various camera applications in order to steal your data.

Android malware

We're talking about apps that promised to beautify your photos. That kind of miracle potion that would make your photos completely different from any you could find on social media.

This malware was hidden in photo beautification application for Android.

According to what is reported by the source, these applications did not ease the task of screening them for users. This is because their icons disappeared from your smartphone after the installation process was completed.

That said, you were presented with a series of advertisements indiscriminately, even after unlocking your equipment. These redirected you to pages with the traditional layout schemes. phishing, requiring your personal data.

However, the fact that you are not even required to use any of these applications made it even more difficult to know the origin of these ads. This data, coupled with the sudden disappearance of your smartphone application, made this the almost perfect scheme.

However, Google has already become aware of what has happened and taken the expected action. Indeed, the US company has removed from its Play Store a total of 29 applications linked to this scheme.

How to outwit such schemes?

The main advice we can give you for such cases is to read the reviews of the applications you download. At the slightest sign of dubious behavior do not hesitate to set aside that application that promises worlds and backgrounds.

In addition, we can never stop cautioning our readers for the provision of personal data. These are of the utmost importance and should only be provided in cases where their safety is in no way called into question.

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