21 Android Gaming Apps Found to Be Serving Intrusive Adware: Avast

Research firm Avast has discovered as many 21 gaming apps on Google Play store that serve hidden adware. These apps mask themselves as games, and serve intrusive advertisements once installed. Intelligence firm Sensor Tower notes that these apps have been downloaded approximately eight million times so far. Apart from serving annoying ads outside the app, … Read more 21 Android Gaming Apps Found to Be Serving Intrusive Adware: Avast

Google Play Removes 38 Malicious ‘Beauty’ Apps: White Ops

Google has removed 38 apps from its Google Play store that infested Android smartphones with out-of-context advertisements. According to a research paper, these apps focused on beauty-related features (mostly for taking selfies); however, they served no legitimate purpose and were only intended for displaying malicious ads. It is also noted that the fraudulent apps redirected … Read more Google Play Removes 38 Malicious ‘Beauty’ Apps: White Ops