On Android, 18 apps with malware are worried, on iOS, everyone is calm

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Malware hits Android hard again while iOS users remain calm.

Android or iOS. iOS or Android. It’s one of the biggest rivalries we remember, especially because they’re such different concepts. However, time passes and Android still has the same problems. Besides the big problem of updates, there is malware for Android that we don’t see in iOS. While Android users live worried about their data, on iOS we remain rather calm.

As confirmed by our colleagues from Andro4all, Up to 18 malicious apps have been detected in the Android app store, Play store. A serious problem that Google has not yet been able to tackle and which endangers the data of millions of users. Something that just doesn’t happen on the iPhone.

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Malware on Android is a problem, on iOS it’s not

Android continues to have problems, serious problems

Apparently, these applications use the famous Hydra and Joker, two of the most dangerous Android malware. Although identified, they continue to reappear from time to time well camouflaged with different masks which make identification difficult.

These two types of malware hide in certain applications and they can steal data such as passwords, credit card details, phone numbers or email addresses. This is very sensitive data that is at risk and has been shown to be present in these Android apps:

  • document manager
  • Coin track Loan – Online loan
  • cool call screen
  • PSD Authentication Protector
  • RGB Emoji Keyboard
  • Camera Translator Pro
  • Fast PDF Scanner
  • Hot Air Balloon Wallpaper
  • colorful messenger
  • Thug photo editor
  • Live Wallpapers
  • peace sms
  • Happy photo collage
  • OriginalMessenger
  • Badge messages
  • Smart keyboard
  • Special photo editor
  • 4K Wallpapers

As we can see, these are applications of all kinds. From photo editors to keyboards, wallpaper apps and file managers. And the worst part is that even if Google removes them from the Play Store, users who installed them will continue to be exposed.

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Android still lags behind iOS when it comes to security

An Unseen Issue in iOS

These types of issues are not present in iOS. Apple has much more extensive control over the apps available in the App Storemaking the app store a much safer place.

This is not the first time we hear this kind of news with dangerous malware affecting the Android App Store. In iOS it is very hard to find something like thisit is really difficult to find viruses on iPhone.

Android has 47 times more malware than iOS, says Tim Cook

Of course, Google should protect users more and better control apps downloaded from the Play Store. But also, You also have to be careful about alternative stores, where these apps can roam freely. Something we may soon see on the iPhone as well, since Europe may force Apple to offer alternative app stores.

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