As we all know that we are living in a world where mobile phones have become our go-to need. The first mobile phone to come on this earth was by Martin Cooper who was an employee at Motorolla company – 40 years ago. The history marked the date of the mobile’s invention as 3rd April 1973.
Apple ensures that its iPhones cannot be hacked, whereas Android users are always fearful of getting their device hacked through the leakage of their data. To let you know: the hacker just needs a small piece of information about your details to hack the mobile in seconds. Checkpoint, a cyber security company has revealed that some popular Android apps can be used to steal your data from Android mobile and warn that these apps are those most of you have already downloaded.
A software library built-in several apps can be a major threat to the security of your data. You must be shocked to know that Google itself created this library intending to create a shortcut for the apps to interconnect with its app Google Play.
Stealing the data has now become as easy as taking it with your permission. The data robbers simply have to place the malware software on your mobile and they do so by sending links, attachments, and photos. After the hacker is successful in sending you such attachments; their next step is to have access to every single thing on your mobile. They do so by tricking the downloaded apps to permit them to have easy access to your possessions.
Normally, most of us yell in frustration when someone tries to get interested in our matters excessively. In this case, we might never get to know about the robbing of our data when are left with nothing to do. Google Chrome has also been the target of attacks of malware gangs. A malware virus attacked Google on Dropbox cookies which were already saved in Chrome. The cloud storage platform was then used by the software to rob what it needed: files and data.
Back in April, Check Point observed 13 percent of Google Play applications/developers were still using this library, while only 8 percent of applications had their separate libraries.
Here’s the list of all vulnerable app in Google Play Store that can be hacked to steal your data.
You know the facts now. However, what’s done cannot be changed but we can ensure to make our mobile safe from such malware by minimizing it to download such apps that request you for permission of accessing your private data.