Fake mobile apps are most commonly Android or iOS applications that impersonate the look and/or functionality of legitimate applications, or provide legitimate functionality while hiding other malicious functionality, to trick unsuspecting users into installing them.
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What are fake apps
Fake apps are applications which mimic the look and functioning of legitimate applications to target unsuspecting users to download or install them. Once the user installs or downloads such applications, the application starts performing various malicious actions, infect devices, etc.
Hackers play different tricks to victimize innocent people. In Corona environment, everyone wishes to have an oximeter to check oxygen level. These oximeters cost Rs 1500-4000/- in market. This time the hacker felt that offering an oximeter app for free will be a great bait.
Risk of downloading or installing such apps: