The number of cyberattacks is constantly increasing, and the most popular technique for cybercriminals to gain access to a user’s device system is via applications. Every day, a number of new apps are published on app stores, some of which are infected with malware, even though app stores are working hard to eliminate such apps. Considering this, Google recently pulled three malicious apps from its Play Store: Magic Photo Lab – Photo Editor, Blender Photo Editor-Easy Photo Background Editor, and Pix Photo Motion Edit 2021. These apps were caught stealing users’ data and financial details.
Now, whenever you search these apps on the app store you’ll not find them. However, still, those people’s data are at risk who’ve already installed these applications on their devices. Recently, Google had also warned those existing users to uninstall these malicious apps from their phones immediately. According to a security firm, Kaspersky, all three apps were leveraging Facebook logins to get users’ bank details.
How can we guard ourselves against such apps?
Users who already installed these applications on their phones should first delete those applications from their devices.
Step 1. To do it you just need to long tap on the certain app you wish to uninstall
Step 2. After this, an option appears where you’ll be asked to uninstall the app or cancel, tap on uninstall option to remove the app permanently from your phone.
Step 3. Apart from that, also change your Facebook password so that no one can access your bank details.