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Home Ministry Issues Malware Alert against Smart-Phone Applications

Rajnath Singh Home Minister in India government has advised the country's people that they should immediately remove 4 applications from their smart-phones. These are Mpjunkie (Music App), Top Gun (Game App), Talking Frog (Entertainment App) and Bdjunkie (Video App).

Smart-phone is a most used device all over the world. People use it everyday to conduct their important daily tasks. The Home Ministry of India has reportedly urged the country's mobile phone owners to erase 4 apps right away from their devices. It believes that many hi-tech businesses from Pakistan are transmitting malicious software to mobile phones via several mobile applications. Stocknewsusa.com posted this, December 14, 2016.

The Ministry explains that the malicious programs are chiefly tasked with stealing crucial data so as to carry out cyber attacks against particular end-users. The mentioned apps have great possibilities of online fraud such as when a smart-phone owner conducts mobile banking on his device.

Specifically, Mr. Rajnath Singh said that by utilizing the mobile apps, Pakistani agencies were spying on end-users who conducted bank dealings directly via their phones, and they were the most attacked entities.

Malware or malicious software is software that is applied for disrupting mobile else PC operations for garnering confidential data or sensitive credentials. It's used for invading devices devoid of the end-users' consent.

This year in May, the Government of India issued one likewise alert at the time it blamed ISI (Inter Services Intelligence) the security agency of Pakistan as conducting espionage schemes against the security forces of India via infiltrating malware into mobile music and gaming applications namely Talking Frog and Top Gun.

Lately also, the India government had barred the official of Pak High Commission following his detention on accusation he spied, triggering the most recent diplomatic confrontation between the two neighbouring countries.

All this therefore is indication that the mentioned applications should be avoided just as 3rd-party applications too should be eschewed. Alternatively, some anti-virus software should be downloaded and run on users' devices as security safeguard or alerts enabled, to suggest the least. Besides, people should listen to PhoneRadar to know further like this during coming days.

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