There has been a risk of data leaks and hacks on the Android platform for a long time. Hackers have repeatedly targeted people through existing apps on this platform. Recently a checkpoint research report has come out, in which security holes have been found in about 19 Android apps. Not only this, but these apps also include social media apps Facebook and Instagram. Earlier, there were reports of apps with several viruses, which were available on the Google Play Store.
According to the Check Point Research report, the developers of malware apps have not corrected them even after they have loopholes. On one hand, experts believe that by giving a command in these apps, hackers can easily hack the data of users.
These apps have security holes
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Data can be stolen
Shortcomings exposed in these apps, hackers can take advantage of those loopholes and leak private photos and videos. Also, its consumer will not know about it. According to other reports, information about these flaws was found only two years ago. Due to these rules in apps, hackers can use it as remote code execution. This puts a threat to the consumer's data.
Google started investigation
Veteran search engine company Google has also started investigating apps with viruses. Apart from this, Facebook has said that these flaws will not harm consumer data at all. On the other hand, Instagram has also launched security patches for the consumer.
These apps were deleted in October
Even before this, Google has removed millions of apps from its platform. On the one hand, the company deleted apps such as Feel Camera HD, Filter Photo Frame, Lens Flares, Magic Effect and QR Code Scanner from the Play Store in early October.