Google’s fight against malicious apps tainting its Play Store is far from over, but the internet search leader isn’t giving up so easily. After repeated attempts from malicious apps to infiltrate Google’s open ecosystem, which has been criticised for approving apps without properly vetting them, Google is cracking down on some apps that are proving to be a disaster for its billions of users.

Go to Play Store and you will find n number of apps promising to transform your everyday photos into perfect pictures. From skin texture correction to altering the colour of your skin, you have to ask and these apps are ready with all kinds of features. But not all of these apps are safe to use. Some of these apps have been found spying on you and apparently also stealing your private photos.

Google has removed 29 beauty apps from Play Store after it was confirmed by security firm Trend Micro that these apps pushed intrusive screen ads and stole your phone data including your private photos. The research report notes that some of these Android apps were downloaded millions of times with a large number of the download counts from India.

According to the report, you will not find any amiss in these apps at the time of installing them. It is only when you try deleting these apps that you will see the weird behaviour of the apps. These apps create a shortcut after being launched which is hidden from the app drawer making it difficult to uninstall them from the device.

Go to Play Store and you will find n number of apps promising to transform your everyday photos into perfect pictures. From skin texture correction to altering the colour of your skin, you have to ask and these apps are ready with all kinds of features. But not all of these apps are safe to use. Some of these apps have been found spying on you and apparently also stealing your private photos.

Google has removed 29 beauty apps from Play Store after it was confirmed by security firm Trend Micro that these apps pushed intrusive screen ads and stole your phone data including your private photos. The research report notes that some of these Android apps were downloaded millions of times with a large number of the download counts from India.

According to the report, you will not find any amiss in these apps at the time of installing them. It is only when you try deleting these apps that you will see the weird behaviour of the apps. These apps create a shortcut after being launched which is hidden from the app drawer making it difficult to uninstall them from the device.