16 Jan '18, 10am

These 60 apps have a malware that researchers fear affects over 3 million devices

These 60 apps have a malware that researchers fear affects over 3 million devices Posted: January 16, 2018 By: Rory Lee No comments A group of researchers from Check Point Software Technologies have discovered malware in about 60 apps on the Google Play Store . Many of these apps are games (mostly popular with children), some of which have been downloaded millions of times. This malware is called AdultSwine and it affects your smartphones in three major ways. The first is via advertisements. When you have one of these affected applications installed, the malicious code reports to its command and control server to report a successful installation. Once that’s done, it’ll send your device’s data to the server so that it can determine how to display these illegitimate/unwanted ads. The malware even forbids ads to be displayed in popular social media apps and browsers to avoid...

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