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UPSC mobile app launched; Download it from Google Play Store this way

Now, you can access all the exam and job-related information in one place via the UPSC app. Know all details here.

| Updated on: Sep 29 2022, 20:01 IST
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1/7 Android smartphone users are again at risk! Cybersecurity researchers have reported about a new malware threat called Autolycos. The worrying part is that the malware has chosen the widely used Google Play Store platform to disseminate the malware to the victim’s phone via apps, reported (Pixabay)
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2/7 Moreover, not just one or two, but a total of eight apps on the Google Play Store have been reported to be spoiled with this dangerous malware. The report says that there have already been 3 million installs of these apps, which is concerning because that means there are so many people who are being swindled and whose privacy is being violated. (Unsplash)
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3/7 The danger of Autolycos malware is that the users find it hard to detect the apps with this malware in them and meanwhile, it performs malicious activities including, even reading SMS on the device. Not just that, shockingly, the malware is capable of even paying for premium services without letting the victim know! (Unsplash)
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4/7 List of apps on Google Play Store infected by Autolycos malware: Vlog Star Video Editor, Creative 3D Launcher, Wow Beauty Camera, Gif Emoji Keyboard, Freeglow Camera 1.0.0, Coco Camera v1.1, Funny Camera’, and Razer Keyboard & Theme’. (Unsplash)
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5/7 Collectively, all these apps have a total of 3 million installs. This simply means, around 3 million Android smartphone users are in danger. (Unsplash)
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6/7 However, the good news is that Google has banned these malware-affected applications from the Play Store. Still, Android users are advised to monitor background internet data and battery consumption constantly to keep themselves safe against these malware threats. (Unsplash)
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7/7 Also, cybersecurity researchers should try to minimize the number of apps you install on your smartphones. In case, these apps or any data related to them are available on your device, then you should immediately delete them now. (Unsplash)
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UPSC app has been launched on Google Play Store. Know how to download it. (HT Tech)

To make the Examination and Recruitment related information more accessible, the Union Public Service Commission has launched the UPSC app for aspirants. It is exclusively available on Android's Google Play Store with the title, “UPSC - Official App”, the government agency announced. The app will allow candidates to check the exam-related information or search for jobs through the mobile app. However, UPSC has said that the application will not be able to fill out the application forms. It suggests that in order to fill the forms, you will ultimately have to access the website or other means.

“The App is used to view the various information related to the Union Public Service Commission's Website which has been mandated the responsibilities of making recruitment by conduct of competitive examinations as well as selection through interviews,” the app information on Google Play Store reads. It is big news for UPSC aspirants, as it will allow them to have official and authentic information related to exams and jobs, eliminating the need to access several other websites. This will also help aspirants to stay away from misinformation. However, candidates who are looking forward to applying for the UPSC exam are advised to keep an eye on the official application about exam schedules.

If you are looking forward to downloading the app, then here's a quick guide for you to install the UPSC app in simple steps. Have a look here.

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How to download the UPSC app from Google Play Store

Step 1:

First, go to the Google play store app on your smartphone. 

Step 2:

Now, type UPSC official app in the search bar on the top or access it directly through this link -  

Step 3:

This will show up on the newly launched app to download. Just tap on the install option and this will shortly begin the installation.

Step 4:

Now, you can open the app and access the required information.

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First Published Date: 29 Sep, 20:00 IST