Here is the high alert for those who download apps from Google Play Store without having proper idea on privacy and security. Imagine the situation where there is a malware hidden in 4 out of the 10 apps, users frequently download into their phones? Yes, it’s true.
VPN apps available on Google Play Store turns into vehicle for malware. Most of the people use VPN apps to bypass country restrictions while accessing region-specific content on the internet.
Few people use VPN apps to encrypt browsing data, and maintain anonymity. The VPN apps available right now on Google Play Store looks promising with host of features, but there is a hidden malware functionality always running on users devices.
Researchers conducted a study on total 234 VPN apps hosted on Google Play Store, surprisingly most of the apps are conducting suspicious activity. They are tracking the smartphone users browsing habits, moreover few apps are not encrypting browsing data, which can indirectly lead to security issues.