The list of Android apps that we need to remove today June 11th
The main advice is always to download apps that are present only and exclusively within the Play Store. Bitdefender, a cybersecurity company, took care of finding these two new malware that have infiltrated fake apps, practically identical to the originals, but only with a few different quirks. The risk of running into some problem of this kind is therefore very high if you do not apply the download from a certain source such as the Play Store.
The malware found has already been highlighted in the past by cybersecurity companies and it is Teabot and Flubot, so we are not talking about unknowns in this sector. Bitdefender discovered about five Teabot-affected Android apps, one of which was downloaded as much as 50 million times. More than puzzle games like Codycross, Wordscapes, Word Relax which usually get many millions of downloads.
Let’s take a closer look at what these types of malware cause. TeaBot manages to take control of the smartphone by intercepting incoming messages, copying the keys on the keyboard, the access codes of the Google account and much more. As for Flubot, it is a malware specialized in stealing access codes and all information relating to banking applications installed on Android devices.
This type of malware has been transmitted millions of times and often appears as an app very similar to that of DHL or FedEx. Bitdefender security experts recommend paying close attention to the name and especially the app icon, because they may look similar to the original, but in reality they are not.
Here are the Android apps indicted: BookReader which replicates the original Bookmate: Read Book & Listen To Audiobooks; PlutoTV which replicates Pluto TV- It’s Free TV; Kaspersky: Free Antivirus that replicates Kaspersky Antivirus: Security, Virus Cleaner; VLC Mediaplayer which replicates VLC for Android.