Google has banned 25 more apps from its Play Store because of concerns about Android users.
The tech giant banned more than 50 apps last month for the same problem, with concerns that the apps were clogging phones with annoying hardware.
Now, there are 25 more apps that users should really delete from the phone if they use Android, reports the Daily Express.
The most recent attack is serious, as it targets Facebook users with personal details and stolen credentials that hackers stole from social accounts.
French cybersecurity company Evina found that apps could infiltrate devices offering genuine functionality.
After the app is installed, the hidden code inside it is automatically activated and can start stealing personal data.
It then waits for the user to start Facebook, at which point it can mimic popular social media sites and is also able to overlay a web browser window over the Facebook application.
It displays a Facebook login page that looks incredibly similar to the real thing. Then, users enter their username and password, which are sent to hackers.
Evina found the malicious code in 25 applications, which Google removed as soon as they were told in late May and they checked the security company's findings.
The 25 applications are:
- Super Flashlight Wallpapers
- Wallpaper level
- Outline level wallpaper
- iPlayer and iWallpaper
- Video Maker
- Color Wallpapers
- Powerful flashlight
- Super Bright Flashlight
- Super Flashlight
- Solitare Game
- Accurate scanning of the QR code
- Classic card game
- Cleaning up unwanted files
- Synthetic Z
- File manager
- Z Compound
- Print Screen
- Daily Horoscope Wallpapers
- Wuxia Reader
- Plus Weathe
- Anime Live Wallpaper
- Health Step Counter
These apps are no longer available for download from the Play Store, so you don't have to worry about doing this by mistake.
However, if you already had them on your phone before Google banned them, you will need to delete them.
If you have any of the apps above, delete them immediately and also change your Facebook password.