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Joker Malware Infected 24 Android Play Store Apps: Uninstall them Right Now

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Bhaskar Tiwari
Bhaskar Tiwari
Loves tech, but wants to stay away from Social Media, likes to do conversations in person or over the phone than using Emojis to understand the emotional tone of the person at the other end. And loves tech
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There is a new vulnerability in the Google Play Store that came into light.

24 apps were listed on the Google Play Store, have been infected by Malware, which can steal users personal data, and charge their credit card by subscribing them to premium services.

Because of the nature of the Malware, it is called the Joker, as it does a lot of entirely shocking things.

What the Joker malware can do

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Use Android phone as got the infected app installed, the Malware can read text messages and other data on big inch mobile phone.

We can open websites and automatically click on advertisements and even subscribe to premium services by putting in authorization code and one time password that the victim received.

It is done in the background discreetly so that the victim doesn’t know about it.

Uninstall these 24 apps from Android smartphone

  1. Advocate Wallpaper,
  2. Age Face,
  3. Altar Message,
  4. Antivirus Security – Security Scan,
  5. Beach Camera,
  6. Board picture editing,
  7. Certain Wallpaper,
  8. Climate SMS,
  9. Collate Face Scanner,
  10. Cute Camera,
  11. Dazzle Wallpaper,
  12. Declare Message,
  13. Display Camera,
  14. Great VPN,
  15. Humour Camera,
  16. Ignite Clean,
  17. Leaf Face Scanner,
  18. Mini Camera,
  19. Print Plant scan,
  20. Rapid Face Scanner,
  21. Reward Clean,
  22. Ruddy SMS,
  23. Soby Camera, and
  24. Spark Wallpaper

Although Google has already removed these apps from the Play Store so that the users won’t able to install them.

It has already been installed around half-million times, which means, anyone who has installed them has potentially got infected from the Joker Malware.

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