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Apps bypass Google Play verification and spew tempest of ads

2015/02/27

Softpedia - (International) Bitdefender security researchers discovered 10 apps hosted in Google Play that use social engineering to trick users into installing ad-spewing software and relied on deceptive tactics to ensure persistence on users' devices. None of the apps linked to Web sites hosting malware, allowing the apps to bypass Google Play quality controls.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Apps-Bypass-Google-Play-Verification-and-Spew-Tempest-of-Ads-474466.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:23:33