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    Exclamation Virus in Android apps

    If you own Android phone, be very very careful abt what app you choose to download. Dont download any app, you may get yourself in serioussss trouble!!! Mobile security firm called Lookout discovered that abt 32 apps in Google play store have nasty virus called "bad news" (aptly named??!!)

    from lookout:
    Lookout has discovered BadNews, a new malware family, in 32 apps across four different developer accounts in Google Play. According to Google Play statistics, the combined affected applications have been downloaded between 2,000,000 – 9,000,000 times


    before you download the app, check the reviews. check the developer details. most important.... check if you really really need that app. we have the tendency to download any app that seems cool.

    see.. iPhone apps go thru rigorous process before getting approved. Apple iTunes doesnt allow "any app" just to go thru and get approved. you need to wait many weeks before you get approved. but, android store (google play store) is not like that. any john doe can create the app and get it approved in hours. there is not much restriction out there in android world.

    so, just to be very very careful before you get the new free app you want. you may get loads of free trouble

    more info at https://blog.lookout.com/blog/2013/0...e-google-play/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sachin View Post
    If you own Android phone, be very very careful abt what app you choose to download. Dont download any app, you may get yourself in serioussss trouble!!! Mobile security firm called Lookout discovered that abt 32 apps in Google play store have nasty virus called "bad news" (aptly named??!!)

    from lookout:



    before you download the app, check the reviews. check the developer details. most important.... check if you really really need that app. we have the tendency to download any app that seems cool.

    see.. iPhone apps go thru rigorous process before getting approved. Apple iTunes doesnt allow "any app" just to go thru and get approved. you need to wait many weeks before you get approved. but, android store (google play store) is not like that. any john doe can create the app and get it approved in hours. there is not much restriction out there in android world.

    so, just to be very very careful before you get the new free app you want. you may get loads of free trouble

    more info at https://blog.lookout.com/blog/2013/0...e-google-play/
    Thanks for sharing. I downloaded a game from Google play store. Now I am getting number of pop up adds. Its irritating and annoying. Google play store should take action against untrustworthy apps.

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    Malware or Virus are dreadful for mobile, these malwares not only damage your smartphone but also steal your data, so it is very important to take help from a Top Mobile App Development Company to protect your phone from these predators


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