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CamScanner Springs Back To Life On Google Play, Fights Malware

Written By Rahul R | Mumbai | Published:

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  • CamScanner has now been restored on Google Play
  • You could download the CamScanner app, bearing version number 5.12.5

CamScanner application (app)  has now been restored on Google Play. You could download the CamScanner app, bearing version number 5.12.5, as per CamScanner. Folks at CamScanner stated on Twitter that the app is now safe to use. Earlier, the app suffered a breach by malware with the infiltrating trojan being AndroidOS.Necro.n

CamScanner Back To Life

If you use CamScanner for your mobile scanning needs, you could check out Google Play now for the version number 5.12.5. At this point in time, it is worth remembering that researchers at Kaspersky recently found that the AndroidOS.necro.n has similar characteristics of multiple pre-installed Chinese apps within China-brand smartphones. This malware reportedly forces users to make premium subscriptions and thereby launching financial cyber-attacks. This resulted in the CamScanner app (infected) being taken down for cleaning. At this point in time, users of the app have been taking to micro-blogging site Twitter to share feedback with respect to the new version of CamScanner: 


 


 

At this point in time, it is worth remembering that WannaCry which holds the dubious distinction of being the world’s deadliest malware was recreated in a dormant form by an artist with this artwork termed “The Persistence of Chaos”. WannaCry was loaded onto a Samsung laptop running Microsoft’s Windows XP Service Pack 3. This laptop was air-gapped and isolated digitally so as to ensure the threat stays dormant within the host system without spreading. Click here to check out this artistic-digital dormant recreation of WannaCry malware.  

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