Mobile users often install different apps available in the play store without having enough knowledge about the harmfulness of those apps. As a result, the users put their confidential information at stake that could be used by those Applications for any unethical motive.
Here, we will discuss the few most harmful applications that are available in the play store and can breach your internet security.
UC Browser- Fast Download Private and Secure
A cyber-user will often see this app popping up on its screen and requesting to get it installed. This app is one of the popular App in Bangladesh. Behind this popularity, there is a dark side. It is very harmful to the user’s device. The app asks for permission to have access to call logs, contacts, SMS, etc. It requires permission for everything. Now, why will a browser ask for all this personal information? UC Browser has been previously accused of leaking data to the third party. So, Stay alert! It might leak your data as well.
This app has become very popular among the young people of Bangladesh. It helps them to trace the unknown numbers and handle prank calls. However, the app has access to its user’s contacts and might misuse that for their profit motive. Android took the matter into account and is going to introduce an in-built feature of tracing the unknown calls soon. Hence, its time for truecaller to get uninstalled.
It is an app that allows you to scan the documents and pictures in your device. However, there is an abundant claim about this app is stealing the user’s confidential data and selling it to the third party. Uninstall it now to protect your precious data for a safer online experience.
A Chinese messaging app that is tremendously popular in China and to some extent in Bangladesh as well. It is often reported that WeChat steals the background information of the user’s device and sends it to a Chinese server. Hence, breaching the privacy of its user.
For years, Share It has played an important role in aiding its users to transfer a large number of files within a few minutes or second. However, it hampers its user’s experience by showing up more advertisements and putting user’s data at risk.
Clean Master-Space cleaner and Antivirus
This is another popular app available in the play store. It promises it’s users to keep their phones free from junks and speed up the phone. The android users really don’t need any third-party app to clean up their phones, there is already a built-in program for it. The app promises to speed up its user’s phone but in reality, it slows down the phone. So, uninstall it now!
To avoid the potential risk of your data getting steal by any app, be mindful of app permissions. An app asking for access to data that isn’t relevant to its function is a major warning sign and could be considered as a dangerous app risking your private data and breaching your internet safety.