This week, Mobile Threat Monday is a double-feature. First up is a malicious app found by F-Secure that tries to trick you into buying free software. Then Bitdefender runs through some worrisome behavior in an app for watching World Cup matches. It’s a veritable cavalcade of cellphone concern! Phony Flash The app is very, very simple. Once opened, the app pulls up a web page prompting you to purchase the free Flash Player. The payment is made through PayPal and will cost you five Euros or $6.86 USD. The catch is that the Flash Player is completely free. In fact, Adobe has a website and a handy video show you how to install it on Android. This isn’t the first time, and it surely won’t be the last, that we’ll see this scam or one like it. Be skeptical of apps that purport to “install” anything on to your Android, even if you see it in the official Play store. Also, steer clear of apps that aren’t up front about what the app will cost you. In-app purchases are one thing, but getting bounced to a browser to pay for a free service is quite another. FIFA Worries Bitdefender says that… Read full this story
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