McAfee Warns: Immediately Delete These 13 Apps from Your Phone

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.03 - 2024 1:06 PM CET

Immediately Delete These 13 Apps from Your Phone.

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As smartphone usage continues to rise, so does the risk of security threats. McAfee, a leading cybersecurity firm, has issued a warning about certain Android apps that pose a significant risk to smartphone security.

These apps are infected with the 'Xamalicious' Android backdoor, which employs "social engineering" techniques to gain access privileges without the user's knowledge.

Once a device is compromised, it can be manipulated to perform various actions, including clicking on ads, installing apps, and engaging in financially motivated activities without user consent.

List of Infected Apps: Beware and Uninstall

  • Essential Horoscope for Android

  • 3D Skin Editor for PE Minecraft

  • Logo Maker Pro

  • Auto-Click Repeater

  • Count Easy Calorie Calculator

  • Sound Volume Extender

  • LetterLink

  • Numerology: Personal Horoscope and Number Predictions

  • Step Keeper: Easy Pedometer

  • Track Your Sleep

  • Sound Volume Booster

  • Astrological Navigator: Daily Horoscope & Tarot

  • Universal Calculator

These apps pose a serious security threat by employing deceptive tactics to convince users to grant accessibility privileges. Once granted, these programs can manipulate device features that are typically secured, leading to potential unauthorized and harmful activities.

Precautions for Android Users: Stay Informed and Secure

Android users are urged to stay vigilant and take proactive measures to secure their devices. Regularly checking for updates and reviewing app permissions is crucial to ensure that only necessary access is granted. Additionally, using reliable security software to detect and eliminate potential threats is highly recommended.