Android Application with Trojan Horse Discovered
When downloading an app from the Google Play Store, it is unlikely to expect that it may contain a Trojan Horse designed to spy on users. Sadly, this is a reality that has been seen in the latest example of an application that has been available on the Play Store for almost two years.
The application in question is iRecorder and, if you have installed it on your Android mobile phone, it is best to delete it immediately. Google has already taken the necessary steps and removed the app from the Play Store. What is the danger posed by this application? According to a report from ESET, it contains a Trojan Horse.
Generally, the applications that are installed on mobile phones do not include any type of Trojan, so this application is a prime example of the risks posed by downloading apps from the Play Store.
How to Avoid Installing Malicious Apps
In order to avoid installing malicious apps, it is important to take some precautions. Firstly, it is important to only download applications from official stores, such as the Google Play Store. Secondly, it is important to read reviews and research the app before downloading it. Additionally, it is important to pay attention to the permissions that the app is asking for. If the permissions seem excessive, it is best to avoid downloading the app.
The recent discovery of the iRecorder app containing a Trojan Horse serves as a reminder of the risks posed by downloading apps from the Google Play Store. To avoid installing malicious apps, it is important to only download applications from official stores, read reviews, research the app, and pay attention to the permissions that the app is asking for.