MOSCOW, 6 Mar – RIA Novosti. Cyber expert Zach Doffman, in an article for Forbes magazine, urged users of smartphones running on the Android operating system to immediately remove the “very dangerous” application.
According to him, we are talking about a set of free and paid SuperVPN applications that have been installed over a hundred million times. The author of the article noted that a service that promises to “protect your privacy and keep you safe” works exactly the opposite. So, SuperVPN is accused of hiding malicious spyware and data leakage.
Doffman drew attention to a February post from the CyberNews research group about the sale on a popular hacker forum of three databases with information about customer devices and user credentials of SuperVPN, as well as GeckoVPN and ChatVPN services.
“It is also important to note that the Google Play store has at least six other similar apps with identical descriptions and logos from different developers,” CyberNews warned.
Doffman urged those wishing to install a VPN client to opt for a well-known developer with verified reviews. He also urged to avoid free apps.
VPN services replace the real IP address of the client, making it possible to visit Internet resources blocked in certain countries and partially hide data about their own devices.