Kaspersky Labs has just published a report that warns of two applications malware that have been discovered on Google Play. These softwares not only affect our smartphone but can also access our computers and steal our conversations and personal information. Watch out!
One of the main problems facing Android is malware. Beyond measures taken by Google against malware, this is still one of the main concerns of all users and even more after they learn of this news.
In a recent report, Kaspersky has reported that two cleaning applications have been found in Google Play are actually malware. It is “DroidCleaner” and “SuperClean”, two of the many cleaners that are in the store that promise to clean the device of all garbage and improve its performance.
Now, what does this app makes? After download and install, releases a multiplatform Trojan that affects not only your Android but also your PC. The application connects to an external server, downloads a few files and places them on the SD card and then, when you connect the device to your computer via USB, the application will have access to the PC microphone and can hear your conversations, encrypt files and send them to another server. This really scares you?
If you think that’s too bad, here are some of the things that can make these two applications:
- Send SMS
- Enable Wi-Fi
- Gather information about the device
- Open links in browser arbitrarily
- Upload content to the SD card
- Upload files such as contacts, photos, videos, etc to an external server
- Upload and delete SMS
In most reported cases, the malware affected low-end devices, but also we are all under threat. So you know, I always say but once more will not hurt: be careful what you download on your Android!