Virus

Uninstall these 10 apps that record conversations on Android

Alarming situation for Android users: a cyber espionage campaign allowed the distribution of six malicious applications in the Google Play store.
Six more were distributed, and unfortunately installed, through devious means.
Let's see what applications they are, pointing out that if you have installed them on your Android smartphone it is advisable to uninstall them immediately.
Beware of chats that install malicious apps! To encourage users to install messaging applications infected by the VajraSpy Trojan, hackers approach victims with the false intent of flirting: they make contact via Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp inviting them to download another messaging application to continue exchanging messages .
These malicious apps are divided into three groups.
The first group consists of infected applications with standard messaging functions that ask for the victim's contact details, including phone number.
Regardless of whether the account is created successfully or not, the Trojan runs in the background.
This allows it to steal contacts, SMS messages, call logs, device location, list of installed applications, and files with certain extensions.
The second group of applications also has the ability to use built-in accessibility options to intercept WhatsApp and Signal communications.
It is therefore possible to spy on conversations and intercept notifications.
One of the applications (Wave Chat) goes further, recording phone calls, words typed on the keyboard and surrounding sounds by activating the smartphone's microphone.
The third group consists of a single application that does not serve as a messaging system, but presents news.
It still requires a phone number to connect and can intercept contacts and some files.
Here is the list of 10 malicious applications to uninstall immediately from your smartphone: YohooTalk Privee Talk MeetMe Let's Chat Quick Chat Chit Chat TikTalk Nidus GlowChat Wave Chat Several of these apps have already been removed from the Google Play Store, others, as mentioned, do not use the store to run the malicious code on your phone.
If one of these applications is present on your device, uninstall it immediately.
Furthermore, when someone asks you to download an application or click on an unknown link, pay maximum attention: most of the time it is an attempt to install this type of App on your smartphone and, in many cases, you may not even notice of what is happening and keep the trojan installed on your phone for months or years.

Author: A.W.M.

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