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Flashlight apps on Android ask for up to 77 permissions and it is alarming: Here's why

Decoded Avast has warned against the sheer number of permissions asked by flashlight apps which are available on Google Play Store for Android smartphones.

27 Android gaming apps found installing fake Google Play Store, a malicious adware

Quick Heal Security Labs has spotted 27 dropper malicious apps that prompt user to install a fake Google Play Store, which is an adware.

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Adware apps posing as photography apps, games tricked millions of Android users

The security firm Trend Micro found 85 individual apps which have been downloaded more than eight million times from Google Play — all of which have since been removed from the app store.

A fake 'updates' app tricked millions of Samsung users: Here’s what happened

A fake app, known as 'Updates for Samsung', has tricked millions of users. The app is unrelated to Samsung and it used to ask people money for updates.

Google Play Store back online: Users can now browse and update apps

Google Play users took to Twitter posting screenshots of their Play Store app not working. The issue has been solved now and the platform is back online.

Google outlines new Play Store policies to make it safer for kids

Google has set up new policies to make the Play Store a safe place for the children. Developers have until September 1, to comply with the new changes.

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Why is Google removing all apps made by this Chinese developer

Google has banned Chinese app developer Do Global and started removing its existing apps from the Play Store after a BuzzFeed News report found that the developer was committing large-scale ad fraud and abusing user permissions.

Google removes 28 fake apps from Play Store, after Quick Heal discovery

Google has removed 28 fake apps from its Play Store with the most downloaded being Virtual Data with over 10,000 downloads, followed by Bike insurance Advisor, Health Cover and Chit Funds with more than 5,000 downloads each.

Google removes 85 adware affected apps from Play Store

One of these remote control apps dubbed Easy Universal TV Remote has over five million downloads, and is the most downloaded app amongst all of the removed apps.

Google Play Store removes Kika Tech, Cheetah Mobiles apps over alleged ad fraud

Cheetah Mobiles' CM Launcher and Kika Keyboard have been pulled down from Google Play Store, as it rigged the payment process that ensures installation of third-party apps.

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