Delete These Android Apps if You Still Have Them
Around 100,000 Android users affected
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Hello Savvies, I constantly watch out for Android malware by following forums, groups and cybersecurity companies. Which is why I’d like to pass this information to you, the HardwareSavvy Newsletter subscribers first.
Google keeps identifying and pulling malicious apps from the Google Play Store. These apps were later identified to collect your information (your phonebook contacts, SMS messages etc.) and either sell it or use it for malicious purposes.
In a recent sweep Google identified apps that might have affected around 100,000 Android users. Please see the list of apps below (these were already pulled from the Play Store) and if you still have them on you phone (chances are low), then uninstall them.
Painting Photo Editor
Smile Bubble Message
Themed Emoji Keyboard
Fun Smart Message
Fun Text Message
Cute Emoji SMS
Quick Talk Message
Custom Picture Caller Show
Text Launcher SMS
Shadow Galaxy Wallpaper
Face Emoji Maker
Remember that you can uninstall an app by long pressing on it and selecting the “Uninstall” button.
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