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Fraudulent programs have infiltrated the App Store and Google Play: which apps should be urgently removed from your smartphone

Yulia PoteriankoNews
Financial apps can pose significant risks

Smartphone security is one of the top priorities of a modern person, as the gadget stores a lot of important information. One of the main tips given by cybersecurity experts is not to install suspicious apps. They can steal your data and pass it on to fraudsters.

Thus, PhoneArena, a publication dedicated to technology and gadgets, has published a fresh list of 17 dangerous apps that can be found both on Google Play and the App Store. Almost all of them are financial apps that offer quick loans and collect sensitive data in return. It is currently impossible to say for sure where such data will go afterwards, which is why they should be avoided.

Here are 17 apps you should uninstall on your iPhone and Android right now:

  • AA Kredit
  • Amor Cash
  • GuayabaCash
  • EasyCredit
  • Cashwow
  • CrediBus
  • FlashLoan
  • PréstamosCrédito
  • Préstamos De Crédito-YumiCash
  • Go Crédito
  • Instantáneo Préstamo
  • Cartera grande
  • Rápido Crédito
  • Finupp Lending
  • 4S Cash
  • TrueNaira
  • EasyCash

According to ESET, a cybersecurity company, fintech solutions that allow you to get a loan, transfer money, or receive some banking services simply by using your smartphone are growing in popularity. These programs are mostly targeted at vulnerable people in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America, where the economic situation is very difficult and people often need extra money. They are the easiest to fall prey to fraudsters.

App stores fight against these apps and remove them. However, new ones quickly replace the deleted ones, so smartphone owners are asked to be especially vigilant with this type of application.

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