Android users urged to delete 240 apps that can bombard your smartphone with ads

From Huawei to Samsung, Android smartphones are some of the most popular handheld devices around the world.

But if you use an Android device, you may want to reassess which apps you have installed.

Experts from the White Ops Satori Threat Intelligence and Research Team have warned about 240 dangerous apps that can bombard your smartphone with fraudulent ads (scroll down for the full list).

In a blog about the findings, the researchers said: “These apps make it appear that ads are actually coming from popular applications and social media platforms including Youtube and Chrome.”

During the investigation, dubbed ‘RAINBOWMIX’, the researchers discovered that the apps had been downloaded a whopping 14 million times.

Man shocked at phone

They explained: “At first glance, RAINBOWMIX apps seem to work as advertised, although their quality likely leaves users wanting.

“They are often nothing more

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Google bans 17 more Android apps – delete them NOW from your phone

Google has confirmed that it’s removed 17 more Android apps from its Play Store, but that doesn’t mean all smartphone users can breath a sigh of relief. The banned applications were found to be filled with the dangerous “Joker” malware, which is capable of stealing SMS messages, entire contact lists, and device information as well as silently signing-up the victim for premium wireless application protocol (WAP) services.

WAP services can leave users with a nasty bill as it’s a mechanism to buy content from sites that is then charged directly to a mobile bill.

The offending apps were discovered by the team at Zsclaer. If you have any of them (listed below) on your device you need to delete them right now.

In a post on its blog, Zsclaer’s Viral Gandhi said: “Our Zscaler ThreatLabZ research team has been constantly monitoring the Joker malware. Recently, we have seen regular uploads

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Tech security tip: How to delete private data for good

Moving a file to the trash on your PC or Mac gets rid of it for good, right? Not so fast.

These files can be seen by others later, and they could be slowing down your machine. Tap or click for my favorite tricks to speed up an older computer.

The contents of your PC’s Recycle Bin or Mac’s Trash Can are only cleared out when you empty them. Until then, there’s a treasure trove of files for someone to snoop through. Worried someone is keeping track of what you do on your computer? Tap or click here for ways to do your own digital sleuthing.

If you haven’t correctly shredded private documents, they can still be found later on down the road — even if you clear your trash can. All it takes is a little know-how to

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iOS 14 Update May Delete Fortnite, Epic Warns

Epic Games warned that iPhone users who update to the new iOS 14 may accidentally remove Fortnite from their phones entirely.

According to the Fortnite Status Twitter account, iOS 14 sometimes prompts users with a “Temporarily Remove Apps to Install the Software Update?” message if they don’t have enough free space for the update. Since Fortnite is no longer available on iPhone due to Epic and Apple’s legal dispute, once the app is removed, there’s no way to reinstall it.

Epic says that players can work around the issue by selecting “cancel” when the message appears and

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Chevron tells staff to delete WeChat off phones following Trump ban

  • Chevron Corporation has told its employees around the world to delete Tencent’s WeChat app from their work phones, describing it as a “non-compliant application” in a staff email seen by Bloomberg News. 
  • Any staff that don’t delete the Chinese social media and chat app will have their access to Chevron’s internal system revoked, it said.  
  • The American oil giant is one of the first companies in the US to take the Trump administration’s ban of the social media and chat app on board. 
  • A federal judge blocked the US government from banning WeChat app downloads from Sunday, September 20. The US Commerce Department said it will challenge the order, and that the app poses a national security risk.
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US oil company Chevron has ordered staff worldwide to delete WeChat off their work phones, despite President Donald Trump’s ban on the app being blocked

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