The Google Play Store has banned a popular camera application PIP Pic Camera for possessing malicious malware, but the scary thing is that more than 1 million Android users have already downloaded it before it was banned and kept them alert.
Google has removed the hugely popular PIP Pic Camera Photo Editor from the Play Store, but before it could be downloaded more than a million times.
Image editing software was available for download and installation earlier this week, but Google blocked access to it after it was notified of a security breach.
The application contained malware that could steal Facebook details, including usernames and passwords.
This could allow hackers to gain access to accounts, steal personal data and send fake messages to contacts.
Experts recommend that if you currently have it installed, delete it immediately from all your devices.
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You have also been warned to change your Facebook password without any delay.
The threat was discovered by a team from Dr. Webb, but it is not the only app that has made Russian IT security solution vendors suspicious.
According to the security firm’s latest report, there are four other apps that contain malware that are capable of showing unwanted ads and ending battery life.
They are even said to be able to make unauthorized changes to your phone.
Furthermore, according to sources, adware infections can continue to cause unwanted ads, spoil the user experience, and overheat the device.
Other apps include Wild & Acoustic Animal Wallpaper, Zodiac Horoscope, PIP Camera 2022 and Magnifier Flashlight.
According to cybersecurity platform HackRead, the total number of affected apps has been downloaded more than 2 million times.
Some of these apps have been removed by Google along with ZodiHoroscope and PIP Camera 2022 which are no longer available for download.
Before you start downloading anything on your device, experts advise that it is important to check who developed the software.
It’s also a good idea to read as many technical reviews as possible before installing the app on any of your devices.