Tizi: Google detects spy app stealing info from social media, phones

01 December, 2017, 05:50 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Datally

"The Google Play Protect security team discovered this family in September 2017 when device scans found an app with rooting capabilities that exploited old vulnerabilities", a post on Google security blog said.

With the announcement of Android 8 Oreo, Google also launched Play Protect - a new program that is there to perform periodic checks of the software that's on your phone and the apps that are in the Play Store, looking for evil-doing malware.

Also, security researchers are of the view that the spyware was most probably used for targeted attacks against a limited number of people chosen for some unknown reason.

While the inspiration for Datally came from developing countries where smartphones are linking growing numbers of people to the internet but mobile data costs are onerous, the idea of cutting service bills has universal appeal, according to NBU chief business officer Dave Shapiro. "Data is how we connect to the world, and without data we miss out".

The app has been in testing in the Philippines where users were able to cut data use by up to 30 percent. Keep in mind Google Datally is now available only for Android users.

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Google knows this. It knows how irritating it can be more so for unsuspecting users who now have to wonder why they are staring at banners asking them to install the Uber app.

Secondly, it also help users block background data usage and track real-time data usage while using each of the apps.

Datally shows you how much data you've used on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis and alerts you when apps consume a lot of data. The bubble will inform you, in real time, of how much data the app is using.

The Android spyware can steal sensitive data from social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, LinkedIn, and Telegram.

Once you've installed Google Datally on your Android, simply start by accepting Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. It also provides a directory of nearby Wi-Fi networks that includes user commentary on their quality. But as for now one can't tell which app actually saves you more data.

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