The popularity of apps promoted on TikTok caught the eye of a 12-year-old Czech Republic girl.
After reporting her suspicions to Avast's cybersecurity company, they confirmed her app concerns, utilizing their computer services skills. They found that seven adware apps were fraudulent for iOS and Android phones. All were downloadable on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Most of these scam apps are charging $2-$10 for their services. Many of these apps were aimed at the younger crown, advertising music downloads, custom wallpapers, and gaming.  A few of these apps include ThemeZone – Free Shawky App – Shock My Friends, Ultimate Music Downloader – Free Music Download (New batch of dangerous apps found on iOS and Android phones - BGR 2020).

These dangerous apps have misleading information and are targeted to an age group that may not quickly realize that these apps may be doing more harm than good.

Scammers and hackers have found that apps are easy to get through to an individual's device. We may think that the app store and other app download sites thoroughly screen each app on their database, but that could be farther from the truth.

These apps were misleading and not compliant with Google and Apple's app policies, so they have been taken down. But how are many of these apps hiding these hidden features now that still are not identified?

When it comes to applications that neither Google nor Apple has accredited, make sure to read reviews, affiliations, and other mechanisms to rest assured that the app is only doing what it advertises and nothing more.

Contact a local computer support company if you have any questions or concerns around an application. These companies that specialize in computer support services will be able to point you in the right direction and ensure that your information is being safeguarded against scammers.

Contact Computerbilities to get a FREE Dark Web assessment if you feel your credentials have been compromised through these dangerous applications.

https://www.computerbilities.com/dark-web-scan/

Source:

New batch of dangerous apps found on iOS and Android phones - BGR. (2020, September 25). Retrieved October 14, 2020, from https://oltnews.com/new-batch-of-dangerous-apps-found-on-ios-and-android-phones-bgr-4