Samsung’s Galaxy Store streaming apps could inject your device with malware

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Yukesh Prabhu
Yukesh Prabhu
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Samsung Galaxy Store seems to have possibly perilous apps; Android Police’s Max Weinbach has mottled these apps in the store. Galaxy Store is Samsung’s home-brewed app, and it has been seen in every Samsung smartphone; people who own Samsung phones could install apps from the store.

As per the reports, five Showbox movies piracy app clones have been spotted in the store. The cited report suggests that the same problem was once found on Huawei’s app gallery. However, the problem appears to be more vigorous in Galaxy Store. Anyhow, if you are willing to download one of the Showbox-based apps, Google Play protect would take a stand to warn you with a pop-up. The report cited that this warning is set off for no particular reason.

Moreover, an analysis report from Virustotal’s of the app revealed over a dozen low-grade alerts from security vendors list down from riskware to adware. While we were still wondering about the permissions given to smartphone apps, the spotted apps also take needless permissions, such as access to Contacts, storage, telephone, and call logs.

If you’re pondering whether you have installed any of the malware-ridden apps or apps that seem to have dangerous things straight away, search for it; if you caught any apps like this, Uninstall it permanently from your device, or else it will root down your machine, precaution is better than cure, so if you haven’t seen any apps that seem suspicious, don’t celebrate wait for a while longer, and install anti-virus apps from Google Play store.

According to Android security analyst, linuxct, it was exposed that these store apps could probably not be injected with malware. However, the apps are capable of doing dynamic code execution. It seems the source hasn’t involved much in the apps to see further information. Android Police reached out to Samsung for a solution regarding the issue, howbeit Samsung is not interested in reverting. But what we can expect is Samsung would undoubtedly take further steps to block the suspicious apps until then be aware of those apps.

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