Did you know that a simple application can steal your data and access to bank accounts? You may be thinking “It won’t happen to me because I only download apps from Google Play”. Well, if you think so, you are very wrong. Today we are talking about the new trend of malicious apps that install banking Trojans, which can be download from google play and that they pose a danger to you. The good news is that you can identify the method and avoid it relatively easily.
Google Play increasingly has better assets for avoid malicious software of the apps that are uploaded to your store. It is not perfect, but bypassing the restrictions is not entirely easy. Well, that’s what they had to think from Google before a new method for install trojans became fashionable.
This is how these Apps install a Trojan virus on your mobile
The new method we are talking about follows a well-studied and intelligent strategy on the part of the developers. They sneak into the Play Store because They do not contain any hint of malicious software. They are uploaded clean and users download them completely free of Trojans or malware.
So how do they infect your mobile? As soon as it is downloaded and installed on your device the app requests a necessary update to be able to work. Said update, if you carry it out, is downloaded from servers outside of Google and to the Play Store. It is at that moment when the malicious code is installed on your device.
This method is being used to install Banking Trojans on smartphones around the world. There are many types of malware, but this is one of the most problematic for users, as it allows the access of strangers to your bank accounts.
How to detect malicious applications?
It’s really complicated detect which apps are malicious when you are browsing Google Play. If Google couldn’t, you probably couldn’t either. Of course, with the new method that we have told you about, it is somewhat easier to detect it.
you just have to Be wary of all apps that ask you to download updates outside of Google Play. Whenever you update an app you must first go through Google Play and see the “Update” button. Any other action is reason enough to be suspicious and uninstall the app immediately.
Has it ever happened to you? have you found any virus app on google play?