17 Android Apps Caught Hiding and Displaying Aggressive Ads

We all rely on Apple and Google to keep malicious software out of its app stores, but the vetting system Google uses for Android apps is in desperate need of review. 17 vetted and popular apps have been hiding their presence on devices and showing aggressive ads to users. As Bitdefender reports, none of the apps are classed as malware, but the best way to summarize what they are doing is as “riskware.” Each app uses a number of techniques to bypass Google’s vetting system to ensure they make it on to the Play Store.

Link: 17 Android Apps Caught Hiding and Displaying Aggressive Ads
via mashable.com

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