Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Dozens Of Fake Apps In Windows Phone Store Discovered

In the Windows Phone Store Microsoft researchers have discovered dozens of fake Apps posing as popular apps like Facebook Messenger, CNN, BBC and WhatsApp. Reported anti-virus company Avast. A total of 58 different apps from its two developers coming.

The purpose of the apps is to maximize revenue. The developers use two tactics, namely, ad-clicks and misleading advertisements. The apps include several ad kits, where both users and app itself is clicked. Misleading ads try to lure users to certain malicious Websites, for example, claim that the device is infected or has other problems. How many people have downloaded the apps is unknown. At the time of writing were still finding the apps in the Windows Phone Store.

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