In recent days, the Android operating system has again started spreading dangerous malware called Joker. The virus can misuse the user’s bank details, depriving him of the funds in his account. The software company Quick Heal warns of several applications that people should not download or delete from the phone immediately.
According to the latest research from Quick Heal, Joker malware has appeared in eight apps in the Google Play Store. These are apps Help Message, Item Scanner, Fast Magic SMS, Free Camera Scanner, Go Messages, Super Message, Super SMS a Travel Wallpapers.
Joker malware apps will ask you for permission to track notifications, call logs, and access to contacts. The virus will then use this information to gain access to your bank account, where it can then withdraw funds for subscriptions to websites you haven’t even visited, informing the 91mobile portal.
IT experts are appealing to mobile users not to download these applications under any circumstances. If this has already happened, the apps should be uninstalled from the phone immediately.
Malware Joker debuted in 2017, infecting more than 1,700 different apps. The Play Store was later forced to remove it from view. However, he has managed to deprive mobile users from more than 30 countries of the world of money.
Therefore, experts recommend downloading applications only from trusted sources, such as the Google Play Store, and not clicking on unknown links and ads.
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