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42 Adware Apps with 8 Million Downloads Traced Back to Vietnamese Student

First of all, if you have any of the below-listed apps installed on your Android device, you are advised to uninstall it immediately. Cybersecurity researchers have identified 42 apps on the Google Play Store with a total of more than 8 million downloads, which were initially distributed as legitimate applications but later updated to maliciously […]

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Google Will Now Pay Anyone Who Reports Apps Abusing Users’ Data

In the wake of data abuse scandals and several instances of malware app being discovered on the Play Store, Google today expanded its bug bounty program to beef up the security of Android apps and Chrome extensions distributed through its platform. The expansion in Google’s vulnerability reward program majorly includes two main announcements. First, a […]

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WARNING — Malware Found in CamScanner Android App With 100+ Million Users

Beware! Attackers can remotely hijack your Android device and steal data stored on it, if you are using CamScanner, a highly-popular Phone PDF creator app with more than 100 million downloads on Google Play Store. So, to be safe, just uninstall the CamScanner app from your Android device now, as Google has already removed the […]

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Facebook Sues Two Android App Developers for Click Injection Fraud

Facebook has filed a lawsuit against two shady Android app developers accused of making illegal money by hijacking users’ smartphones to fraudulently click on Facebook ads. According to Facebook, Hong Kong-based ‘LionMobi’ and Singapore-based ‘JediMobi’ app developers were distributing malicious Android apps via the official Google Play Store that exploit a technique known as “click […]