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85 Google Play apps with 8 million downloads forced fullscreen ads on users

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Researchers found 85 Google Play apps with more than 8 million downloads that forced users to view fullscreen ads.
The apps, which posed as photography and gaming programs, contained a family of adware that was highly disruptive to end users. Once installed, the apps displayed ads in full screen-a setting that forced users to view the entire duration of an ad before being able to close the window or get back to the app. The apps showed an ad every five minutes, but the people operating the platform had the ability to remotely change the frequency.
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Fake Android apps downloaded millions of times

Fake Android apps downloaded millions of times

1 month ago   |   By Tech Radar

Android users have downloaded fake apps which slow down their devices and drain their batteries millions of times according to research from Trend Micro. Researchers at the cybersecurity firm found 85 different photography and gaming apps that were filled with adware on the Google Play store. These fraudulent apps have been downloaded more than eight million times to user's smartphones and tablets. Mobile threat researcher at Trend Micro, Ecular Xu explained how the apps avoided being detected by users, saying:
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Uninstall these two Android apps now!

Uninstall these two Android apps now!

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Android VPN apps found serving disruptive ads

Android VPN apps found serving disruptive ads

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First-time iPhone owners: These are the apps you need right away

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How to Enable Dark Mode in Google's New Gallery Go App

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9to5Mac Daily: September 20, 2019 - iPhone 11 release, Apple Fifth Avenue

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Huawei Mate 30 bloccato da Google, niente Google Apps e niente Play Store

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A look at a possible user-interface for Apple Tags in the new Find My app

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We exclusive revealed back in April that Apple was working on the Find My app, now released as part of iOS 13 - including the fact that it will later include the ability to... Read more ...

Family Sharing is included in Apple Arcade for free, here's how it works

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Exclusive: iOS 13's Hidden 'Items' Tab for 'Apple Tags' Revealed

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MacRumors has obtained never-before-seen screenshots of a new "Items" tab that Apple is developing for its Find My app in iOS 13. This tab is not available in the public... Read more ...