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It looks like there has been another round of malware identified on the Google Play sore and, you guessed it, the majority is focused on banks and other financial institutions. The combination of apps found totals around 515,000 downloads. 500,000 of these downloads are being attributed to a new trojan dubbed Octo and appears to be distributed via fake apps uploaded to the Google Play store.

Published in Security Talk
Thursday, 13 March 2014 15:31

The Flappy Bird returns

Flappy Bird is irritatingly difficult, yet addictive game. For some time it was available for the mobile platforms, but the author decided to move it from all the official stores a month ago.

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After Dong Nguyen released the Flappy Bird game, it has gained considerable popularity, which on a daily basis generated $50,000 in revenues from ads. How popular has it become you can see by many used smartphone on sale whose users among other specifications emphasize the installation of the Flappy Bird and sell their smartphones for much bigger price that they would do it without the game.

Published in News
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 06:00

New rules for Android developers

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Google is aware of applications for the Android operating system abuse which is done by developers. Users  quite often spend more time after installing the application on shutting off the ads then they do by actually using the app. Because of these programmers there are apps that block ads, which are not in Google's favor because ads are source of income for them. In order to put an end to these practices, Google introduced new rules for the developers.

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One of the things that Apple has always held over Google’s head is the amount of malware that is present in the Google Play Store. It seems that each year the number and complexity of the malware uploaded to the Play Store grows. Much of this is because the Play Store is not as restrictive as the App Store. Apple’s walled garden has protected them from a storm of mobile malware for a long time… well there was that one attempt by Charlie Miller a while ago. Back then Miller used his developer account to submit an app that was actually malware. It got Miller banned from the Apple Developer club which made the news for a little while.

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on-xMicrosoft is looking to get Android users to do some beta testing for them. You might be wondering what we are talking about at this point so I suppose I should explain a little. Microsoft has launched an automation application called on{x}. The name is a play on application code that describes an event that is programed to run when a certain event happens. The software has been launched as a beta and is available in the Google Play Store right now.

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