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5 000 000 INSTALLS OF A VIRUS IN GOOGLE PLAY!
« on: 29. May 2014., 22:21:32 »
How safe is it to use an Android phone? Very dangerous! Right now you’ll see for yourself!

Today I’ve found that my phone has a virus, and it’s called System Health.

Having spent 3 hours, I’ve found this app - SMS Tracker by Gizmoquip LLC!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gizmoquip.smstracker

It has 5 000 000 installs, it’s free to download and it secretly spies on your SMS, calls, whatsapp, transmits GPS-coordinates and it can’t be detected or removed.

How is that possible?

I’ve looked into the Google Play Policy and found out that there is a strict policy that does not allow apps with viruses:
 
Apps that track user behavior may not hide, cloak or mislead device users as to this functionality.
https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/4450973

However, this does not stop apps with viruses to be in Google Play and get up to 5 000 000 installs!
 



This is how it works – after you register in the app, you get access to downloading the virus on the website smstracker.com where it clearly says:


 

That means that Google Play offers an app that advertises the virus “System Health” and makes possible its install!

Moreover, Gizmoquip LLC copies the same virus and posts it several times, which is also a violation of the google policy, since publishers are not allowed to publish the same app several times in order to get more installs:

Do not post repetitive content.

https://play.google.com/about/developer-content-policy.html

But this does not affect the virus developer:
 



Do you like it? I don’t! Together we can remove the virus from Google Play!


 

Step 1: Type in the search field of your android phone “SMS Tracker”

Step 2: Choose the app SMS Tracker by Gizmoquip LLC

Step 3: Find Content Policy Complaint

Step 4: Inform them that this is a virus!

If there are lots of complaints, I hope Google Play won’t be able to ignore us!


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5 000 000 INSTALLS OF A VIRUS IN GOOGLE PLAY!
« on: 29. May 2014., 22:21:32 »
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Re: 5 000 000 INSTALLS OF A VIRUS IN GOOGLE PLAY!
« Reply #1 on: 30. May 2014., 21:03:18 »
I think that it is the world most unsafe mobile phone! :thumbsdown: Even though it is indeed largest and most beautiful.  :police:

 

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