• Google removes 22 apps from the Play Store that generated fake ad clicks

    10 days ago - By Gizchina

    Google has deleted 22 applications from the Play Store after being installed over 2 million times in users devices. The applications had been programmed in such a way as to be able to generate false clicks on advertising banners, thus generating illicit revenue for the programmers. The applications, discovered thanks to SophosLabs, were hosted for a
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  • Google removes a handful of rogue battery-draining apps from the Play Store

    Google removes a handful of rogue battery-draining apps from the Play Store

    10 days ago - By Phone Arena

    Google has been on a roll lately, pulling shady apps from the Play Store. In its latest bout of anti-malware bans, the company removed some 20 apps from its online storefront, but not before they raked in over 2 million downloads worldwide.
    The latest round of takedowns has to do with 22 apps that used a backdoor to enable developers to simulate ad clicks. This not only allowed the fraudulent devs to make cash from advertising companies, by giving them fake impressions, but also affected unknowing users with severe battery drain and bandwidth consumption, a new Ars Technica report ...
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