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    Samsung Messages and Wallet apps were marked as harmful by Google

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    Last updated: October 24th, 2023 at 08:34 UTC+02:00

    Google has integrated several security measures into Android, and one of those is the Play Protect service. It warns users of harmful apps and games if it senses that they can snoop on personal data, such as call logs, messages, or pictures. Recently, Google falsely flagged two Samsung apps as potentially harmful and notified some Galaxy smartphone users.

    It is being reported that some people were notified about Samsung Messages and Samsung Wallet apps on their phone could be harmful as they try to “spy on personal data, such as SMS messages, photos, audio recordings, or call history.” However, the issue has now been fixed, and users don't need to worry about those apps. Apparently, this issue surfaced due to a temporary failure on Google's servers, and that issue has now been fixed.

    Google Play Protect Warning Samsung Messages Wallet

    A message on the Samsung Community forum said, “It has been confirmed that the phenomenon of a device being marked as a harmful app with a pop-up saying there is a device security problem when using the Samsung Messages app was caused by a temporary failure of the Google server. It has now been restored and can be used normally.”

    Author's Note: Google Play Protect is meant to protect users from harmful apps that are downloaded either through the Play Store or through APK sideloading. However, the issue of it flagging safe apps like Samsung Messages and Samsung Wallet was caused due to an issue on Google's servers, and users shouldn't be worried about those Samsung apps accessing their personal data.

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