Tags Google Play Store

State-sponsored Iranian hackers uploaded fake VPN app to Google's Play store, posed as university officials

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

The group is best known for targeting emails associated with former President Trump's re-election effort.

Barcode scanner in Google Play Store became malware after years of popularity, researchers say

by Joe Warminsky • 10 months ago

The Barcode Scanner app had 10 million downloads without serious complaints, but an update in December brought a trojan with it, Malwarebytes says.

Baidu apps in Google Play Store left users vulnerable to tracking, Palo Alto finds

by Shannon Vavra • 1 year ago

It's some of the most sensitive device data.

Another 'Minecraft' lesson for kids: Beware of deceitful adware apps

by Joe Warminsky • 1 year ago

More than 20 "mods" recently available in the Google Play Store didn't do much for "Minecraft" at all, and instead displayed ads "in an extremely intrusive manner," according to researchers at Kaspersky.

Scammers are abusing mobile ad networks in an attempt to phish Android app users

by Jeff Stone • 2 years ago

At least 400 apps in Google’s Play Store are feeding malicious ads into apps through abuse of an SDK.

Scammers tried using kids apps in the Google Play store to generate cash

by Jeff Stone • 2 years ago

The 56 apps had more than one million downloads, according to Check Point.

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