In the Galaxy App Store, some apps are asking for additional rights such as contact and call log access and even access to the phone itself.
Many malware-infecting programs are apparently hosted and distributed through Samsung Galaxy Store. The problem was first discovered by tipster Max Weinbach in a few Showbox-based apps in the Samsung Galaxy Store. Google’s Play Protect was able to detect malware in these apps as soon as they were installed, according to reports. On top of that, Virustotal’s scan of the Showbox-based apps published on the Galaxy Store found low-grade alerts for viruses and malware. Excessive permissions, including phone access, have been reported by some users.
According to a claim by Android Police, Samsung’s Galaxy Store may be offering malware-infected Showbox movie piracy app clones. Tipster Max Weinbach found the problem first and tweeted about it, adding that Huawei phones had previously been affected by a similar problem. While downloading Showbox-based apps from the Galaxy store, Google’s Play Protect warning activated, preventing the installation. According to Weinbach, at least five Showbox-based apps may have been malicious.
According to the study, Virustotal found many low-grade alerts, including risk ware and adware, in the suspected programs’ APKs. Unnecessary permissions, such as access to contacts, call history, and the phone, are alleged to be requested by some apps.