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Camscanner Affected With Malware, 100 Million Users Data Compromised
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Camscanner Affected With Malware, 100 Million Users Data Compromised

Kaspersky researchers recently found malware in an app called CamScanner, a phone-based PDF creator that includes OCR (optical character recognition) and has more than 100 million downloads in Google Play. The app also called by slightly different names such as CamScanner Phone PDF Creator and CamScanner-Scanner to scan PDFs. Official app stores such as Google Play are usually considered a safe haven for downloading software. Unfortunately, nothing is 100% safe, and from time to time malware distributors manage to sneak their apps into Google Play. The problem is that even such a powerful company as Google can’t thoroughly check millions of apps. Keep in mind that most of the apps are updated regularly, so Google Play moderators’ jobs are never done. CamScanner was actu...