Google mistakenly declared two popular Samsung apps dangerous, know the full reason

Google Play Protect started sending warnings to Samsung phones regarding Messages and Wallet, due to which smartphone users got scared completely. According to the report, the warning message that users received read that this app tries to spy on personal data like SMS messages, photos, audio recordings or call history.

Oct 24, 2023 - 21:41
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Google mistakenly declared two popular Samsung apps dangerous, know the full reason

An interesting incident has happened recently in the tech industry. It happened that Google Play Protect had started sending warnings to Samsung phones regarding Messages and Wallet, due to which the smartphone users got scared completely.

Google warned smartphone users that these two popular Samsung apps are dangerous for you, but later it was found that this warning was sent by mistake. Come, let us know about the complete news.

Samsung has confirmed that the Samsung Messages and Wallet apps are safe to use and that the issue is due to a temporary failure of Google's servers. In a statement on Samsung Forum, the company said, "It has been confirmed that an incident involving a device being marked as a harmful app with a pop-up when using the Samsung Messages app has occurred," it said. That device security issue was caused by a temporary failure of Google servers."

Samsung also confirmed that the issue has been fixed and users can use the apps normally without worrying that these are harmful apps.

Google Play Protect scans apps for potential security threats like malware and phishing attacks. In the case of Samsung Messages and Wallet apps, Google Play Protect incorrectly flagged them as apps that were trying to spy on users.

According to the report, the warning message that users received read, "This app tries to spy on personal data such as SMS messages, photos, audio recordings, or call history."

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer