ANDROID phone users are being warned about scam apps that have infected millions of handsets. The rogue apps can monitor your screen and push hidden ads onto your phone – making money for scammers. The apps pose as perfectly normal games, remote control apps, or apps for watching TV. But they’re actually sinister scams operated by fraudsters looking to make quick cash at your expense. Worse still, many of the apps don’t even perform the function they promised to, making them doubly dodgy. According to a new report by cybersecurity experts Trend Micro, as many as 9million Android phone users have been infected. A total of 85 apps were listed in the report, all of which were available to download on the official Google Play Store. The legitimacy that the store provides meant that the dodgy apps were able to rack up millions of downloads. These particular apps are a type of malware known as “adware”, which rely on serving you ads to make money. These ads can be annoying, occupying all of the screen, and are often designed to be difficult to swipe away. And sometimes the ads can be hidden in the background, draining your phone’s battery, data… Read full this story
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