Warning: New Android Apps Eavesdrop On Your Conversations


Google always had a step-back approach to managing what gets added to Google Play. Maybe it’s time to change that. Kaspersky, an internet security company, recently came across two apps, Superclean and DroidCleaner, that were eavesdropping on its users’ conversations.

Initially, these apps described themselves on Google Play as system cleaner apps. Thanks to Kaspersky, Google Play stepped in and removed these apps that maliciously eavesdropped on users’ conversations from their computer without the users being aware. According to CNET, only users who enabled AutoRun or those with older versions of Windows were at risk of being attacked.