Snaptube is an application that offers the ability to download content in various formats and resolutions. allows users to select the desired quality before saving files to their device for offline viewing.
However, despite its popularity, this app has been embroiled in some controversy for some time. which has caused many users to question whether Snaptube is safe.
It is considered that you do not need apps to download YouTube videos as many web pages allow the user to perform this function. Even the YouTube platform itself offers this as a premium option.
together now applications You can get the same functionality from third-party companies like Snaptube, a popular unofficial YouTube client that has accumulated millions of downloads and is considered unsafe. because it turned out that he made some irregularities.
After analyzing Snaptube’s behavior, the ‘Secure-D’ security platform showed, found that it performs different functions without passing it on to the user.
Behaviour It was maliciously implemented thanks to the inclusion of an integrated development kit in Snaptube. Said SDK was responsible for accessing a control server where the following tasks were executed.
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-Fake ad clicks: Snaptube downloaded ads in the background and clicked on the ad for it without showing it to the user.
-Subscription to payment services: The application has fraudulently subscribed the user to different payment services.
It should be noted that in both cases no malicious programs are installed or the integrity of the device is compromised. Yes, the user’s rights have been violated by illegal income and without any permission.
Security firm ‘Secure-D’ advised those who have this app that it is best to get rid of it and take precautions. Also, don’t risk downloading apps that aren’t in the Play Store or App Store.
However, when downloading apps from outside the official stores, there is a chance that you may encounter it. modified or defaced versions of it applications may contain malware or malware.
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On the other hand, downloading copyrighted content such as YouTube videos, may violate copyright laws in some countries.
So if you decide to use Snaptube or other similar apps, Make sure you understand the copyright laws in your country and are aware of the potential risks associated with them.
MARIA CAMILA SALAS V
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