Make sure you don’t have any of these 17 sketchy Google Play apps on your phone


Android apps

The Google Play Store’s unending game of sketchy app
whack-a-mole shows no sign of letting up anytime soon, as
researchers with
cybersecurity company Bitdefender
on Tuesday ID’d a total of 17
Google Play apps — with more than half a million installs between
them — as using multiple tricks to serve users with unwanted
ads.

App developers have found great success by using a variety of
tricks to keep their apps under the radar of Google’s security
protections that cover its applications marketplace, but the fact
of the matter is that way too many skate through with ease. They do
it using tactics like these apps relied on, such as showing ads at
random times and spreading their code across multiple files —
though they also make sure that their code does what the Google
Play Store description promises, which would seem to imply that
they’re otherwise legit.


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Make sure you don’t have any of these 17 sketchy Google Play apps
on your phone
originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 15 Jan 2020 at 01:08:43 EDT.
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Make sure you don’t have any of these 17 sketchy Google Play apps on your phone