Date: 4 weeks ago   Category: Gadgets

In Google Play thousands of counterfeit applications steal data - a research


Set of counterfeit applications "mask" under the known games and programs to steal information. At the University of Sydney conducted the two-year research proving that in shop of the Android-applications there are thousands of counterfeit programs. Onliner reports about it. Researchers established that the Android system often faces security concerns because of insufficient control of the programs placed in Google Play. Experts found thousands of counterfeit applications copying popular programs and stealing data of users. It is noted that most often fakes mask under the games Temple Run, Free Flow and Hill Climb Racing. During the research it was succeeded to find 50,000 clones of the applications entering top-10,000 on Google Play. About 2040 them them contained a malicious code, and 1565 applications requested at five additional permissions more in comparison with the original application. Before Android smartphones caught available a "congenital" virus. Also it was reported that Apple officially refused iTunes. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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