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The Joker Malware Returns To Steal Data, Android Users Better Watch Out

Written by Usman Aslam ·  37 sec read >

In recent news, the once infamous malware known as the Joker Malware has returned to haunt Android applications yet again. The Joker Malware is one of the most harmful and dangerous malware of all time which affects the functionality of Android devices. Apart from just affecting the functionality of the Android device, it steals the personal data of the respective user which includes phone database, SMS, email, and more.

So far the malware has affected eight Android applications on the Play Store which are as follows:

  • Auxiliary Message
  • Fast Magic SMS
  • Free CamScanner
  • Super Message
  • Element Scanner
  • Go Messages
  • Travel Wallpapers
  • Super SMS

Google quickly got the wind of these infected applications and removed these apps from the Google Play Store. Android users are instructed to be careful when downloading such applications as the Joker malware is capable of changing and evolving itself hence bypassing Google Play Store’s security.

However, if you have installed any of the apps mentioned above then it is highly advised that you quickly remove them before the infection spreads.

Written by Usman Aslam
A tech enthusiast, writer, researcher and strategist working on the latest technologies and making an impact. Usman has been heavily focused on building communities, empowering people through technological trends and advancements for over 3+ years including many notable names such as IEEE Region 10, TEDx, Google Developers, United Nations Programmes, Microsoft Partner Program and much more. Reach out: Profile