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Samsung Galaxy Store reportedly offering malware-ridden apps

28 December 2021 0

Galaxy Store is one of the well-known and reliable third-party app stores for Android users. The primary reason for its reputation is that it is offered by Samsung, a globally renowned brand. It is available on all modern Galaxy smartphones and tablets as a Google Play Store alternative for installing apps and games. Now as per recent reports, Galaxy Store has been found to be distributing apps infected with malware which can be harmful to users.

The report is based on the findings of Max Weinbach, a known tipster and Android Police reporter. He found himself looking at Google's Play Protect alert pop-up while trying to install an app downloaded through Galaxy Store. The pop-up warned Weinbach that the app he is trying to install could be harmful. The app in question here is a Showbox clone app as you can see in the screenshot below.

Weinbach further adds that he found the same warning for five different Galaxy Store apps he tried installing one after another. A few of these apps even request permissions like access to contacts, call logs and the telephone that they should not be asking for. This is undoubtedly a security concern for anyone installing them unknowingly.

The team even used Virustotal for scanning APK as part of further investigation. They found more than a dozen alerts for the scanned APK which is another major warning sign. Samsung is yet to offer a statement on the matter but we will keep you posted as and when it will share its stance.


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