Malicious Android app can copy photos, listen to conversations
Security experts are warning of a new Android app that claims to clean and protect your phone, but will actually share your phone’s photos and record your conversations.
The app, going by the names of DroidCleaner and SuperClean in the Google Play store, have raised red flags over at Kaspersky Lab.
In the app store, the app even has a fairly high rating of 4.5/5, along with several five-star ratings. For those users out there running older or slower (cheap) Android phones, this malicious app could seem like an easy way to speed things up.
In fact, Kaspersky Lab said in a release that this piece of malware has the most “extensive feature set” they’ve ever found.
They say that this isn’t the usual flavour of malicious Android apps, which are known for sending texts to your contacts and hijacking your mobile web browser.
These two apps get a little deeper into your digital life because they don’t just infect your phone, but your computer too.
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