Delete risky Google Play apps with 2 billion installs now

Tom's Guide June 10, 2024, 05:00 PM UTC

Summary: Google Play hosts 100 popular apps with over 2 billion installs, including risky free VPNs. Top10VPN found that 10% of these apps had encryption failures, and 90% leaked data. Alarmingly, 19% were flagged as malware. Users are advised to delete these apps immediately to protect their privacy and security. It's recommended to switch to reputable VPN services for better protection.

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