Google Play - Google's Android applications, as well As the content store, is no stranger to malware, fake applications, and money grabbing schemes.
New Delhi, Dec 27- Google Play - Google's Android applications, as well As the content store, is no stranger to malware, fake applications, and money grabbing schemes. The latest report claims that the Google Play application store had listed several fake applications that didn't actually provide what the actually promise they don't even provide their listed offerings.. Researchers at global IT security firm Quick Heal Technologies have uncovered in the Google Play store various fake applications with Over 50,000 installations which trick people to download and rate other sponsored applications
"These apps seem to be authentic as a PDF reader, PDF Downloader, PDF Scanner etc., but they actually don't have such functionality in real," Rupali Parate, an Android malware analyst at Quick Heal Technologies wrote in a blog posted by her on Friday.
These applications instigate users to download and rate 5 stars to sponsor applications in order to unlock this application.
only after the installation of other application and rating them in 5 stars, the user could be able to use the PDF reader after 24 hours.
"But after twenty-four hours, the same twist starts again. It asks users to login with any created password and asks users to download the same app to unlock the application," Parate said
The main intention behind this process is to increase the download count of these applications along with a good rating of sponsored applications. The sponsored apps as well do the same thing.
"Users should be very alert while downloading such fake applications. The user can very easily recognise such fake applications by just going through the reviews," Parate said, adding that Quick Heal had reported these apps to Google
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