Returned of The Joker . By Joker, we denote the malware that not only takes or collects information and private data from Android Apps users, but also steals money & more. The malware was recently discovered on total 8 Android apps listed in the Google Play Store by Quick Heal Security Labs which is reported to Google & the affected apps were removed.
Also Read: Tips to keep yourself safe from malware
The Joker malware is very dangerous because it can sign up Android users to expensive paid subscriptions that they never wanted to subscribe to. However, It can also steal users’ personal data & information, device information, messages, make phone calls, contact lists and many more. The infected apps listed below:
- Element Scanner
- Go Messages
- Travel Wallpapers
- Super SMS
- Auxiliary Message
- Fast Magic SMS
- Free CamScanner
- Super Message
Even Google removing these titles from the google play Store, if you installed them on your phone and haven’t deleted them, they still could be causing you mischief. So, if you have any of these apps installed on your Android phone, you should/must uninstall them immediately.
Quick Heal Security Labs suggests that users take a good look at the ratings & reviews left by other users of a suspicious app. Look for reviews with low or below ratings as they can often tip or some attractive tips you off that there is something wrong with the app. Also, malicious developers are known to spoof the names of an app or a developer.