Some Android GPS apps are just showing ads on top of Google Maps

A security researcher with antivirus maker ESET has discovered a collection of 19 Android apps that pose as GPS applications but which don’t do anything but show ads on top of the legitimate Google Maps service. “They attract potential users with fake screenshots stolen from legitimate Navigation apps,” said Lukas Stefanko, the ESET researcher who found them, who pointed out the 19 apps have been downloaded more than 50 million times.

Link: Some Android GPS apps are just showing ads on top of Google Maps
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