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Sleazy Ads on Android Push Bogus 'Battery Upgrade'

Discussion in 'Mobile Jailbreak Scene' started by GaryOPA, Oct 17, 2011.

By GaryOPA on Oct 17, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    GaryOPA Master Phoenix Admin Staff Member Top-Dog Brass

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    Sketchy ads promote battery-saver apps for Android, but experts say they are really stealing data


    Scareware has reached Android as users are seeing ads warning that they need to upgrade their battery, but infact the rogue apps endanger your privacy or siphon money from your wallet instead!

    As 'mobile gaming' takes off, so does those that want to 'steal info' or 'have fun' with your personal info, the problem with Android devices they are not just for 'gaming', they also used for your 'personal email, phone calls' so the 'need' to grab that 'info' is even more wanted by these sleazy agents out to wreak your life.

    The second problem alot of games on Android, are using the 'ad system' to fund their development, it great and works for alot of indie developers, even top-rated ones like Angry Birds run ads, and with little in the way of check and balances in place currently some of these AD networks have been recently overrun with 'rogue apps', the worse is the battery ones as people want to 'save their battery' so they are more likely then ever to click on it, even worse some are installing and launching with no other screens, just a simple 1-click!

    Big Brands and Popular Games Enable Sleazy Ads

    So be careful out there when you are 'mobile gaming', read the reviews first, pay close attention to the permissions that apps request!

    NEWS SOURCE: Ads pushing bogus battery upgrade warnings (via) PCWorld


Discussion in 'Mobile Jailbreak Scene' started by GaryOPA, Oct 17, 2011.

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      msanchez Loyal Member

      Aug 21, 2005
      New Jersey, USA
      Sadly this is one drawback of android's popularity and google not being all apple about stuff and policing every single app that is released. You've really got to take the good in with the bad in this situation, but in all honesty... with like 3 or 4 exceptions none of these task managers/battery/memory/boosters, etc actually work... more so battery boosting apps which are either just bogus or simply turn off wifi, gps (which hardly uses any battery unless it's being used), bluetooth, dim screen brightness, etc, etc, e.i. things you can do yourself.

      Word of advice, android manages memory rather well, so there's not much need for regular users to mess around with these things, and no battery is going to last when you're playing games, listening to music, surfing the web, watching movies, not to mention talking and texting all day long, it's perfectly natural for your phone to be almost dead at the end of the work day if you've fiddled around with it for almost 6 hrs.
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      somenetdude Loyal Member

      Jul 1, 2004
      Stevens Point, WI
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      only and idiot.

      time to upgrade your battery? really? only an idiot would get that. as for app managers. they are a waste of space and time now as the system is set to clear cache and flush ram of stuff thats not in use, and put idle things to sleep. or, flash a new rom on your device that gets rid of most of the sense apps, and install only what you need.

      just a funny topic. only trust what you get from the market - and then read the comments before downloading to see what people say.

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