01 Apr 2019

Google: Malware in Google Play doubled in 2018 because of click-fraud apps

According to Google’s annual Android security report [pdf], installs of malicious apps from the Google Play Store increased by 100% in 2018. However, the company claims that the reported increase is a result of its decision to start considering click-fraud applications, also called adware, as “potentially harmful apps” (PHAs). Since adware

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