Google Play Services Version 20.18.17 Available to Download with Latest Improvements

Joanna Estrada
July 11, 2020

Google Play also works as a digital media store, as it offers a multitude of books, movies, music, and television programs at affordable prices.

The Joker Android malware operators have continuously managed to slip spyware infected apps onto the Play Store, which is Google's official Android app store.

After those apps were discovered, the operators behind Joker apparently changed tactics to get their malware back into the Google Play store, according to Check Point. It looks like Google desires to improve this, as the iOS Property app has gained an alternative to adjust the unit form manually.

If you try to sideload the AnTuTu app, Google's Play Protect Services is going to warn you that the app can collect data that can be used to track you. Android applications infected with the Joker malware have been tracked since 2017 and were originally created to perform SMS fraud.

The Joker malware, also known as Bread, has been active since at least 2017, although it has become more prevalent over the a year ago. "Hiding in seemingly legitimate applications, we found that this updated version of Joker was able to download additional malware to the device, which subscribes the user to premium services without their knowledge or consent", Check Point said in its report.

Google's efforts to clean its Play Store from suspicious apps believed to deal in malpractices are not a new phenomenon.

This new variant now hides the malicious dex file inside the application as Base64 encoded strings, ready to be decoded and loaded.

A list that contains all your apps should open.

Google has banned from its Play Store 11 apps for injecting malware into users' phones, according to reports.

Even though we have not observed a equivalent possibility on Android yet, it truly is likely only a make any difference of time until finally we get the alternative, far too.

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