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The Joker is one of the computer viruses that has caused the most headaches in Android.

This is largely due to its strategy to infect and steal its victims: camouflaging itself in legitimate applications and, from there,

hiring subscription services with the mobile owner's banking information


In this way, since there are no large movements of money, it

is easy for the expenses to go unnoticed by the scammed


It is a virus that suffered a major setback a year ago.

However, the cybersecurity company Zscaler has discovered that this malicious code is back with some changes that

have allowed it to operate unnoticed



is a spy program whose objective is to


SMS messages, address books and information from the terminal, in addition to hiring subscription services without the owner of the mobile phone knowing.

Zscaler technicians have discovered that the

Joker has recently returned to the Android Google Play Store

camouflaged within legitimate-looking apps.

The 17 infected apps serve different purposes.

In this way, it is possible to find apps to scan and convert documents to pdf, messaging systems, virtual keyboards for mobile phones,

translators and photo editors,

among others.

The applications infected by the Joker:

The cybersecurity company

has released the name of the 17 applications

that contained the Joker's malicious code.

Check well the apps that you have installed on your mobile phone because, if you have any of them, you should delete it as soon as possible and check your bank accounts to verify that there are no suspicious money movements.

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At the time of publishing this news, all the apps have been removed from the Google Play Android application store, so you will no longer be able to download them from there by mistake.


if you already have them downloaded to your phone, you may not have received any notice about it


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