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Hundreds of Malicious Apps Posing as Virus Scanners Found in App Stores
13 June 2017, 10:30 pm

Late last month, folks at McAffee were warning Android users that there were multiple apps in the Play Store promising unnecessary protection against WannaCry. Now, it seems there's a flood of anti-virus solutions in the app store that are actually there to infect you, not save you. 

First of all, because it seems like it needs to be said over and over again: WannaCry is not an infection that can reach Android devices, or any other type of devices outside of Windows PCs and laptops because it is essentially based on a Windows vulnerability. 

With that part out of the way, RiskIQ, a cybersecurity firm, discovered seven apps related to WannaCry in the Google Play Store, and another couple of them in Apple's App Store. They all demanded entirely more permissions than the average app, including knowing your phone's wake password. 

Then, hundreds of fraudulent antivirus apps were discovered on digital ... (read more)

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