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!
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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