Google is still having problems with malware on Android and, above all, with malicious applications they are counted in the Play Store. While it is normal for some users to suffer from this kind of malicious apps through third-party sources, Google's task would be to Avoid as much as possible that they get stuck through your official store, as has happened in successive occasions in the past. And it is repeated again.

And is that according to various media reported, a series of malicious applications has been dropped in the Play Store and has been downloaded by more than half a million users. This time they are 13 apps infected with malicious code They have finished on the home screen of Android users under a completely legitimate look, plus all downloaded from the official store.

In this sense, Google has been fast and has already eliminated malicious apps, but not without first infecting half a million users who have relied on the Google store as a legitimate source of applications. In fact, two of them were as featured apps in the store's 'trends' section:

In its entirety it is about games that, with false promises, infect the devices of malware users without them being aware at any time. Logically, most of These applications were already suspicious: Games that displaying great graphics weighed less than the application of any social network and, when executing them, did not have any functionality, but the malware was already inside the terminal.

As we say, this is not the first time that Google and its users are victims of this type of practice: last year, an adware malware was detected in 41 applications that affected between 8.5 million and 36.5 million Android devices.

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