Most often, work the Google Play Store well in preventing malware disguised as applications. However, this does not mean that existing apps on the Google Play Store are considered to be legitimate by 100 percent, the proof of this by Google in the recent past to cleanse the app store of apps that use the ads system is fraudulent.
According to a new report released recently from the website of Sophos, has been the removal of nearly 24 apps of Android apps from the Google Play Store with downloads, a total of $ 2 million or more. It was discovered that these applications are involved in the system advertising fraudulent where was hide apps as help tools, but at the same time she had other possibilities have been uploaded which allowed him to call the servers the secret to restore other files.
Website says Sophos that these applications had direct the malware to send requests for ads and pretend they originated from a variety of applications, stowed away those ads in the incognito window. This means that when it comes to users, they don’t know that he is running the ads unless they start focusing on the amount of data used by their devices, as well as the amount of energy consumed.
The report says that some of these apps existed already in the Google Play Store since at least one year, this means she was working sporadically without the knowledge of Google, at least until now.
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