These bugs often pop-up when a software’s vulnerability is exposed. Many users fear that they were being targetted by hackers via Google Maps.
If you encountered the same glitch and fear a hacking attack, here’s what you need to do to secure your device:
1. Report the bug to Google
If you find a security or an abuse risk related bug in any Google product, not just Maps, report it to Google.
Click here to to report the bug
2. Perform a factory reset and re-login in your android phone
3. Check permissions granted to Google Maps
Long press the Googe Maps icon>app info>app permissions
4. Clear storage and Cache
5. Turn off the ‘Open by default’
You can access it the same way, (Long press the Googe Maps icon>app info>open by default)
If you still feel unsure of your phone’s security, take an account health checkup by clicking