Best buy guide: Galaxy Watch 6 or Galaxy S24+. Woo-hoo join SamMobile on WhatsApp or Telegram!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission.

Notifications
    News for you

    Uninstall this malicious app from your Samsung Galaxy phone!

    Phone
    By 

    Last updated: March 23rd, 2022 at 06:55 UTC+01:00

    Android is infamous for its security issues and lapses. Although Google has taken many measures and introduced multiple features over the years to improve security and privacy on Android devices, malicious things still get past the company's checks. Now, a new app has been found to steal your personal data.

    According to a new report from Bleeping Computer, a popular app on Google Play Store named Craftsart Cartoon Photo Tools hides a trojan horse called ‘FaceStealer.' It tricks you into adding your Facebook username and password and then sends it off to Russian servers. The malware can also siphon off your credit card details, search terms, messages, and almost anything it wants.

    Security researcher and mobile security firm Pradeo found this app and what it was doing last week. Google has already removed the app from the Play Store, but we feel that it acted too late.

    According to Google Play Store, this app has been installed more than 100,000 times, which means many people are using it. If you are among those people, you need to uninstall Craftsart Cartoon Photo Tools immediately and change your Facebook credentials. You should also add two-factor authentication to your Facebook and Google accounts.

    Image editing apps are extremely popular among smartphone users. And a lot of those apps are free to use, but some of them might harbor malware to steal your data. It's always safer to use only those apps that are developed by trusted brands and developers.

    Join SamMobile's Telegram group and subscribe to our YouTube channel to get instant news updates and in-depth reviews of Samsung devices. You can also subscribe to get updates from us on Google News and follow us on Twitter.

    Phone Google Play Store

    You might also like

    Google Play Store bug makes it harder to reach your app updates

    Google Play Store bug makes it harder to reach your app updates

    The Google Play Store app on Android phones and tablets is experiencing a weird bug, which may annoy you if you frequently check for app and game updates. On some phones, the app shortcut to see your installed apps disappears in certain scenarios. Google Play Store bug for My Apps shortcut As spotted by 9To5Google, […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 4 days ago
    Google Play Store makes it easier to access search

    Google Play Store makes it easier to access search

    Google is finally giving some attention to the UI on its stock apps. It is bringing a unified look and feel to its apps and ecosystem of products. An upcoming design change to the Google Play Store will make it easier to access search within the app. Google Play Store gets Search option on the […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 3 weeks ago
    Google Play Store now shows AI-generated summary of apps

    Google Play Store now shows AI-generated summary of apps

    Last month, @AssembleDebug revealed that Google is working on showing an AI-generated summary of an app’s description in the Google Play Store to give you a quick overview of an app. Well, the company has now started rolling out the feature to the public. As spotted by Android Police, the changelog for Google System’s March […]

    • By Abid Iqbal Shaik
    • 3 weeks ago
    Google Play Store now allows you to remotely uninstall apps

    Google Play Store now allows you to remotely uninstall apps

    The Google Play Store allows you to install applications on your Android device remotely using other devices. For example, you can log into the Play Store on the web using your laptop and install an app on your Samsung smartphone or tablet. Well, the Play Store will now also allow you to uninstall apps from […]

    • By Abid Iqbal Shaik
    • 4 months ago
    Google to pay $700 million to users, agrees to make it easier to sideload apps

    Google to pay $700 million to users, agrees to make it easier to sideload apps

    A few days ago, Epic Games won an important lawsuit against Google in the US. The jury decided that Google has an illegal monopoly on Android with the Play Store and the restrictions that it asserts over the app and game developers. All states in the US also fought an antitrust lawsuit against Google. Now, […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 4 months ago
    Epic Games wins antitrust fight against Google’s Play Store policies

    Epic Games wins antitrust fight against Google’s Play Store policies

    In 2020, Epic Games, the developer of the widely popular game Fortnite, filed lawsuits against Apple and Google, accusing the two companies of following anti-competitive practices with their app distribution platforms, App Store and Play Store. While the court delivered the verdict in the Epic versus Apple case in September 2021, which was largely in […]

    • By Abid Iqbal Shaik
    • 4 months ago