Google Play is a great place for new developers who want to make their own apps. But, unfortunately, not all of them have the best intentions: some programs can collect the data from your phone, share your personal information, and even steal money from your bank account.
We created a list of the most suspicious apps. № 5 should be deleted right now.
№ 1. Weather apps
Weather apps became extremely popular at first, but it was discovered that there were a lot of viruses in them. For example, there was a case when a weather app had an in-built trojan that collected the data from the owner’s phone and sent it to the attackers. For the most part, they were interested in credit card data.
The popularity of weather apps is declining now. It’s much easier and faster to check weather forecasts through a browser.
№ 2. Social media
These apps also became very popular and then lost popularity very quickly. In this case, hackers have nothing to do with them, it’s just that the apps take a lot of energy and kill the battery so the smartphone itself starts lagging. For example, many Facebook users find the mobile version in the browser much easier to use than the official app.