Warning over new Android spyware, dubbed Joker, found in 24 malicious apps in Google's Play store

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New Joker Android spyware found hiding in 24 malicious apps in Google Play Store
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New Joker Android spyware found hiding in 24 malicious apps in Google Play Store

Joker malware can read SMS messages, contact lists and other information on victims' Android handsets

Researchers have discovered new Android spyware, dubbed Joker, hiding in 24 malicious apps in Google's Play store, with more than 472,000 installs in total. The spyware was first noticed in June 2019,...

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