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Barcode scanner in Google Play Store became malware after years of popularity, researchers say
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
It's some of the most sensitive device data.
Another 'Minecraft' lesson for kids: Beware of deceitful adware apps
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
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
The 56 apps had more than one million downloads, according to Check Point.
Google gives the boot to more malware-laden apps posing as games for kids
The move comes after Google hired three mobile security firms to help it catch Android malware in the Play Store.