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A result of research held over the past two years found about 2,040 digital apps on the Google Play Store were dangerous.

Some of these phone apps include suspicious licenses. Ironically, a number of apps are quite popular and widely used.

The results of a research held by a team from the University of Sydney, Australia, and Data 61 from CSIRO found that about one million fake phone apps were not detected as malware. However, digital apps need permission to access data that has nothing to do with their business.

Quoted from GSM Arena on Thursday (6/27/2019), researchers used a special machine to filter malicious digital apps on the Google Play Store. As a result, around 7,246 phone apps are marked as dangerous categories. While 2,040 of them were stated false and might have high risk.

Researchers also found 1,565 suspicious digital apps.

Besides, there are 1,407 phone apps that are not easy to use because they display too much advertising from the third parties. Various apps reported in the results of these studies have now been deleted by the Google team.

Google called the report about the rejected apps increased by around 55 percent compared to 2018 ago. While the number of suspended apps also increased, to 66 percent. Sadly, Google does not specify which apps are in the dangerous category.


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