Android users have been warned by UK cyber security experts about eight common apps that can infect their phones with malware.
According to the UK daily “Express” (Tuesday), “Google Play” removed programs that included the Joker virus, which is capable of installing covert malware and enrolling users in pricey monthly subscription plans without their knowledge.
In a post on its website, the Belgian police wrote yesterday: “High-level warning… Joker virus has returned to the Android environment…
It was discovered in many Google applications, which must be removed from the phones immediately.
The apps are Auxiliary Message, Element Scanner, Fast Magic SMS, Free CamScanner, Go Messages, Super Message, Great SMS, and Travel Wallpapers.