Warning! Google is Eliminating Malicious Apps From Pl
technology

Warning! Google is Eliminating Malicious Apps From Play Store, No More Private Data Drain Out

Google has been rigorously removing the malicious apps from the play store so that private data of the users stay secured

Warning! Google is Eliminating Malicious Apps From Play Store, No More Private Data Drain Out

Google has been actively removing the spiteful applications from the Google app store which were pulling out the private data of the users earlier. These 20 apps contained a multi-stage spyware product to monitor and pick the sensitive data of the users I.e. e-mail, text messages, location, media files, passwords etc.

{IRP}

These apps were distributed to target at least 10 phones, they are capable of monitoring and recording the calls and also can take the picture from the device. They were apt to record the location of the device while fetching out the complete sensitive data files as well. These applications are potentially harmful and it is easy for them to pull the data from encrypted services of the device like Viber, WhatsApp, and Telegram.

{IRP}

Google has named this batch of malicious applications as Lipizzan and has claimed them to be containing the reference from the Equus technologies which is a cyber-arms company. This application which is named as Lipizzan functions in two stages, the first stage works on distributing the app as a ‘cleaner’ or a ‘backup’ app through Google Play. After this process, the installed application will load the second license verification stage in the device which is going to validate the host device for a few criteria to be aborted. Now, the application will progress to the next stage and root the device to withdraw the device data on to a secured server which is controlled by the developer.

Google Removed App

Google is successful in removing the Lipizzan applications using Google Play Protect and proactively blocking all the installs on the new devices. Essentially, Google Play Protect is a powerful tool which is developed by the Google itself and its functionality involves the complete scan of the Google play store for malware and destructive apps. It generates the warning in case of security concerns which is highly beneficial for the end users.

{IRP}

Google has recently disclosed this new development before the researcher at Sophos, which is an active antivirus provider. They have been instantly conveyed about two apps on Google play that are destructive and pulling out the sensitive and secured data and text messages. Google any which way had to step in and increase their security functionality procedures. This step is a big answer to the security attackers who constantly try to breach Google’s security system.

However, Google is in a difficult position as they are constantly trying to raise the bar of their system and procedures, where the challenge comes as Android platform which is an open base which has been a favorite playground for the hackers.

For the Latest Mobile App Technology News and Reviews, follow MobileAppDaily on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Flipboard

MAD Team
Written By

MobileAppDaily host a team of experienced technical writers, industry wizards, and app experts who have an exact knack of content that caters to the needs of the mobile app targeted audience. We strive to bring you the best of tech!

Top Companies

InMobi
Singapore
Dot Com Infoway
New York, USA
M&C Saatchi Mobile
New York City, USA
Techmagnate
New Delhi, India
Fetch
London, UK
View full report

Latest Articles

Join our global community 135K Followers
technology

Microsoft Is Enrolling Optimized Skype For Lower-End Android Devices

MAD Team 4 min read  

Microsoft announces to roll out the optimized version of Skype for the lower-end Android devices. The lighter version will provide better quality communication to the users even on the devices running on older Android OS. The company has started to roll out the lighter version in many parts of the w

technology

Google News To Get A Revamped Version With AMP And Videos

MAD Team 4 min read  

Google is planning to revamp the News app by adding few new tweaks and more features to it. The tech giant is integrating the YouTube news and taking help from the Play Newsstand app to the give Google News a refreshed look. According to the latest news, the company is also working with the other pu

technology

Google Launches Flutter Beta, The Open Source Toolkit For App Development

MAD Team 4 min read  

Google officially launched Flutter, the open source platform for developers to build mobile apps. At, World Mobile Congress 2018, the company announced that the Flutter is now available in beta and developers can access it. The toolkit was first introduced by the company at the Google l/O developer

technology

Apple Receives the Patent for Foldable Phones

MAD Team 4 min read  

Apple has been impeccably connecting the creativity with technology. Their ferocious drive towards presenting something unique to humanity is remarkable. Now, the time has come when Apple is deciding on the plans to emerge with foldable phones. Certainly, Apple is floored with the fascinating beauty