Several popular apps for scanning QR codes from Google Play contain malicious code, found antivirus analysts at SophosLabs. All programs from the list received a positive assessment on Google Play Protect in total were installed on more than half a million devices.
After you install applications run a six-hour timer. During this period, users can interact with utilities without any problems. After a specified time of the application initiated by the banner ad shown in full screen. All attempts to close the announcement provoked the opening of new links.
By the time of publication all the applications mentioned by the experts at SophosLabs, removed from Google Play. However, knowing the ease with which attackers bypass the security system of the shop of Google applications, we can assume that his range is still present malware.
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