Delete These Android And iOS Apps Are Spying
Android smartphones have always been under the watch of hackers. For this, hackers often target apps on the Google Play Store and install the malware in the user’s phone through that app. At the same time, many times, users monitor every movement of users through apps. But this time the case has come up, not only Android but iOS users are also involved. According to a new report, a virtual private network (VPN) and mobile ad-blocking apps are being used to steal data from users.
According to a report by BuzzFeed News, analytics firm Sensor Tower has about 20 apps that work on the iOS and Android platforms. 4 of these are Free and Unlimited VPN, Luna VPN, Mobile Data and Adblock Focus. These four apps are only available on Android. At the same time, Adblock Focus and Luna VPN are available on the App Store. Let us tell you that Apple has removed the Adblock Focus app from its store. At the same time, Android has removed the Mobile Data app from its platform. Both companies have told BuzzFeed that they have started investigating apps.
In this regard, an Apple spokesperson has said that many of the Sensor Tower apps have been removed from the App Store due to a rule violation. It has also been reported in the report that the apps that have been removed were not visible under the Sensor Tower company. Rather, they were listed in the name of other companies. “Our apps do not track or request any sensitive information from users such as passwords, usernames, etc. , ” said Randy Nelson, head of mobile insight at Sensor Tower, to BuzzFeed.
All these apps of Sensor Tower give a pop-up to install the root certificate after it is installed on the phone. This is a file that helps the app maker to access all the data of the users from the phone. It has been said in the report that it only collects the phone’s usage and analytics data.