Google has cracked down on suspicious apps from its Play Store that used to spy on people. This type of app is called creepware. These apps, which have been downloaded millions of times, were operated by hackers. According to a report, Google has banned 813 apps in this way.
Google Play Store pinches 813 ‘dangerous’ apps, you can delete them immediately, if not…
What is Creepware App
Creepware apps are hackers used to spy on, threaten or deceive someone. It allows hackers to track their online activity and even steal your password. Then misuses this information.
This is how these apps work.
Someone downloads an app like this so that hackers get access to their phone’s files, messages and camera. According to cybersecurity form Norton, hackers gain control of their computer or mobile device from a distance through crewware. It can also see and hear you through your device’s camera and microphone.
Researchers found 1,095 such apps, which were downloaded more than 1 million times between 2017 and 2019.