Android Play Store Is Full of Malicious Apps

The Android operating system is reported to put users’ privacy to risk. The majority of personal data scams are done by Play Store apps that steal sensitive data. According to the recent Upstream’s fraud report based on data from 43 million devices, the number of attacks on Google’s operating system has increased dramatically. All because of the growing number of malicious applications on the proprietary app store. Google deleted 63,000 of dangerous apps in 2018, but it didn’t stop fraudulent developers. The figure surpassed a whopping 98,000 last year.

Android is currently the most popular mobile operating system. Over 75% of smartphones sold globally are powered by Android. Upstream says that such rates are the reason for increased data theft attempts. 

With such an immense number of malicious apps, you should be careful while choosing new apps. Google Play Protect service decreased the number of 2019 potentially dangerous apps by 68%, but the problem remains actual. Have you or your friends ever suffered from Android scams? Tell your story in the comments and share the news to warn other Android users about the problem.

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