Millions Are At Risk Due To Hundreds Of iOS And Android Apps: Now uninstall
Global smartphone users have reason for severe anxiety as the week has begun. More than 200 Android and iOS applications have been discovered to be malicious, giving hackers easy access to your smartphone, your bank accounts, and your money.
According to this research, the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) of Thailand both found these applications. To remove the 203 harmful applications from each app store, both organizations have already contacted Google and Apple.
203 applications is a significant quantity, and the fact that they are malware-filled raises serious concerns about the security of the billions of smartphone users. With its strict security procedures, Apple is likely to stop the threat on iOS, but it would be best to wait and see how Google intends to respond to this development and delete all the applications mentioned by the Ministry.
The DES and NCSA have provided a list of the applications, which includes programs like:
4-K Pro Camera
Beat Maker Pro.
Filters for art
Scanner in blue
- SMS chat
Cool Text Messages
Simple PDF Scanner
- Funny Caller, Frames
- Salutation SMS
- Pro Midget
– Menu Creator!
Paper Document Scanner
Users who own any of these 203 applications should immediately update their handsets and install them, according to DES Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn. The extreme battery drain or unexpectedly sluggish device performance are the two major indicators that these malware-infected applications are loaded on your smartphone.
Some of these applications are even capable of taking over your smartphone, allowing the attacker to read your messages and keep an eye on activities involving financial transactions, including the usage of private information like your ATM PIN, credit card information, and more.
The Minister also offers some basic advice on how to behave online, like avoiding clicking on links from unfamiliar senders, labeling emails containing identifiable information, and double-checking app reviews before downloading.