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Fake Apps for Spreading Malware to Mobile Devices


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Fake apps are used by bad guys to spread malware to mobile devices. During the app installation process the user grants it all sorts of permissions such as reading your contact lists, sending and receiving text messages, full network access, access to local storage.

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Fake Apps for Spreading Malware to Mobile Devices

  1. 1. Augustine Fou- 1 - Fake Apps (for spreading malware) Dr. Augustine Fou April 2014
  2. 2. Augustine Fou- 2 - Fake Apps Despite having over 10,000 downloads and multiple high ratings, the app didn't work, Crider says. Android Police writes that it was just a fake: All Virus Shield did was switch from a red "X" image to a "√" check image with a single tap. Read more: http://www.busine shield-top-paid-android- app-a-scam-2014- 4#ixzz2yDg1CCQR
  3. 3. Augustine Fou- 3 - Related Articles Viewability of Online Ads By: Augustine Fou, December 2013 Fake Linkedin Profiles By: Augustine Fou, December 2013 Fake Facebook Profiles By: Augustine Fou, Dec 2013 Fake Twitter Accounts By: Augustine Fou, August 2013 Augustine Fou- 3 - How Display Fraud Works By: Augustine Fou, May 2013 How Click Fraud Works By: Augustine Fou, November 2013 Ad Fraud Estimates By: Augustine Fou, March 2014 Digital Ad Spending by Type By: Augustine Fou March 2014
  4. 4. Augustine Fou- 4 - Dr. Augustine Fou – Digital Consigliere “Over the course of 2013 we saw the dramatic rise in the number of display and video ads; however, along with this increase was a dramatic rise in ad fraud, from fake impressions or ads that are not viewable.” FORMER CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER, HCG (OMNICOM) MCKINSEY CONSULTANT CLIENT SIDE / AGENCY SIDE EXPERIENCE PROFESSOR AND COLUMNIST ENTREPRENEUR / SMALL BUSINESS OWNER PHD MATERIALS SCIENCE (MIT '95) AT AGE 23 @acfou ClickZ Articles: Slideshares: LinkedIn Bio: LinkedIn Posts: