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Windows 7: Six Percent of Free Android Apps Hide Intrusive Adware

30 Jun 2013   #1
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Six Percent of Free Android Apps Hide Intrusive Adware

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As mobile computers have become more common, criminals have begun to explore ways to profit from exploiting them (see “Clues Malware Moving from PC to Phones”). However, figures released today by mobile security company Lookout indicate that people are more likely to fall victim to what it calls “adware” than classic criminal malware.

Lookout sampled 200,000 apps to conclude that 6.5 percent of all free apps in the store for Android devices meet the company’s definition of adware, broadly defined as any app that pushes ads on a user outside of its own interface without consent. Adware might use notifications or add icons to the device homescreen.
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