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Android users. Watch this before you download any Google Play app!

Android users. Watch this before you download any Google Play app!
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Cybersecurity experts warned Android users about the safety of the apps they download from Google Play, urging them to pay attention to those that require too many permissions.

 

This week, the British "Express" website reported on how Google recently banned 10 Google Play apps that were found to be loaded with harmful software that could steal money from the victim's device.

 

CyberNews found that more than one third (36%) of the applications analyzed wanted to use an Android camera.

 

Enabling this permission can lead to adverse effects if the attacker discovers this, and then uses the camera to take pictures and record videos.

 

The study also found that one-third of the most common Android applications wanted to track the user's location, while one in 10 (8%) of the most common Android apps on the Google Play store requested permissions to make direct calls to the user's phone contacts.

 

Experts cautioned against applications that required considerable access to data since they allowed for many electronic crimes.

 

And advised the website to avoid apps that required too many permissions and those with developers' autographs you'd never heard of.

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