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Apps with 5.8 million Google Play downloads stole users’ Facebook passwords

Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images reader comments 62 with 50 posters participating Share this story Google has given the boot to nine Android apps downloaded more than 5.8 million times from the company’s Play marketplace after researchers said these apps used a sneaky way to steal users’ Facebook login credentials. In a bid to win… Read More »

Android barcode scanner with 10 million+ downloads infects users

reader comments 49 with 37 posters participating, including story author Share this story A benign barcode scanner with more than 10 million downloads from Google Play has been caught receiving an upgrade that turned it to the dark side, prompting the search-and-advertising giant to remove it. Barcode Scanner, one of dozens of such apps available… Read More »

“Joker”—the malware that signs you up for pricey services—floods Android markets

reader comments 118 with 60 posters participating Share this story September has been a busy month for malicious Android apps, with dozens of them from a single malware family alone flooding either Google Play or third-party markets, researchers from security companies said. Known as Joker, this family of malicious apps has been attacking Android users… Read More »