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Bogus Android anti-virus app dupes thousands, including Google itself, and makes it to #1 in the charts

A paid-for Android anti-virus app rapidly becomes one of the hottest downloads in the official Google Play store.

Shame it doesn’t scan for any malware then.


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Are apps in the Android and Apple markets really secure?

Security researchers looked at over 800,000 apps available for download from the Android and iOS App Stores – and were depressed to find that many were being reckless with users’ privacy and security.


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Controversial Android iMessage app pulled from the Google Play store

iMessage Chat, the controversial Android app that brought Apple’s propretary iMessage service to Android users, has been removed from the Google Play store.


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iMessage for Android. Be careful what you trust!

A new app, which claims to bring Apple’s proprietary iMessage chat service to Android users, is raising concerns.

Would you trust it with your Apple username and password?


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BlackBerry BBM for Android and iOS launch scuppered by unofficial app release

Another PR nightmare for BlackBerry, as its BBM for iOS and Android launch is halted after an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app was posted online.


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BBM for Android? 100,000 users duped into downloading fake app

Do you want BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) on your Android phone? BlackBerry announced that BBM will be going multi-platform later this year, becoming available to iPhone and Android users.

But beware fake apps in the Google Play store.


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Fake Plants vs Zombies and other Android games infiltrate Google Play store, make money for fraudsters

Is Google doing a good enough job of policing apps in the official Android app store?

It seems not.


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Goodbye pseudonyms! Android app store reviews will now show your Google+ name and picture

No more pseudonymous reviews on Google Play – from now on, any feedback you leave on Android apps will be accompanied by your name and photograph.


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Is Google about to start scanning your Android for malware?

A new edition of the Google Play app (Android’s equivalent to the iOS App Store) appears to be preparing to add anti-virus functionality to the mobile operating system.


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Revealed: How Lady Gaga helped Google keep malware off Androids

Security researchers say that they have found multiple ways to bypass Bouncer, Google’s automated system for detecting malicious Android apps before they are made available in the Google Play store.


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The Legend of Zelda and dirty tricks by Android apps in the Google Play store

Shady tricks by Android apps, as coders steal intellectual property and introduce excessively aggressive advertising frameworks to make money.


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