Google has removed steps counters, image editors, video editing apps, wallpaper apps, flashlights, file manager apps from the Play Store.
Search engine company Google has deleted 25 apps from the Play Store for security reasons. These apps were alleged to have stolen users’ Facebook data. This was reported to the company by French cyber security firm Evina.
Some of these apps were related to step counters, image editors, video editing apps, wallpaper apps, flashlights, file managers and mobile games that have been removed, according to a news report from our collaborative website Zeebiz.com.
Removed these apps
The names of the apps that Google has removed from the Play Store are as follows…
Super Wallpapers Flashlight
Contour level wallpaper
Iplayer & iwallpaper
Super Bright Flashlight
Accurate scanning of QR code
Classic card game
Junk file cleaning
Daily Horoscope Wallpapers
Anime Live Wallpaper
iHealth step counter
If your phone also has these apps, uninstall them immediately. Out of these apps, super wallpapers flashlight and Padenatef have been downloaded by over five million people. Some apps have been downloaded more than a million times. The last three apps have only been downloaded 100 times.
According to reserchers, these apps had a code that knew which app was running in the background. If Facebook is running in the background, then it will take all the information on Facebook.