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It is simple: if you have not installed any apps developed by Kiniwini or published by ENISTUDIO Corp., then most likely you are clear. One typical example is the Amazon Prime Video. This is according to a report from security research firm, Check Point, which found the malware and alerted Google. Some are just guides, or games, or wallpapers. Others tend to stick with their Android device until it's on its last leg.
After the WannaCry virus, netizens have another thing virus to worry about. That's because it only impacts Windows machines. The malware is very sophisticated, as evident by its design that can even defeat Google's Bouncer protection. Once you download the app, it sets up a connection with the Control and Command server.
Although the offending wares have since been removed from the Play Store itself, the malware is still out in the wild.
Google has recently released a newer version of Android with Android O. However, the new Android O Operating System is only available with its beta version for developers for testing objective.
Moreover, the firm also found several other apps with the same malware, but these were developed by other developers on Google Play.
Check Point have dubbed the malware "Judy" and it is believed to have generated thousands of fraudulent clicks with owners making money from each click. It "seemingly benign bridgehead app, meant to establish connection to the victim's device, and insert it into the app store". Copycat apps will have a different developer's name than the actual one. Google says that it scans more than 50 billion apps every day, and the new feature will detect and remove apps that might be harmful. However, in Google's defence, as soon as they update their security, malware authors find new ways to sneak through. This means you have to be very very careful about downloading apps.
Update your gadget - Make sure that you have downloaded the latest security and operating system updates. Play Protect will be built into every device with Google Play and automatically takes action to keep users' data and device safe.