More Android Scam-Apps to Remove

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  1. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta General Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    150 apps have been removed from the Play Store (29Oct2021). The article linked-to at the end of this post includes this link to a post on github, where the dangerous apps are listed:
    https://github.com/avast/ioc/blob/master/UltimaSMS/UltimaSMS_IOC_19-10-2021.pdf


    Google just banned 150 dangerous Android apps, so delete them from your phone

    No matter what device you’re using, you have to be on the lookout for scams. Any email you receive, text someone sends you, or app you download could be dangerous. We can’t even go a week without a new threat popping up, and this week’s is a collection of fake Android apps on Google Play.

    Cybersecurity software company Avast has been reporting on a scam campaign dubbed UltimaSMS in recent weeks. According to Avast, 151 apps were part of the premium SMS scam campaign. These fake Android apps disguise themselves as legitimate tools, from photo editors and camera filters to games and QR code scanners. Their intent is to get victims to sign up for expensive SMS services. It can all happen in the blink of an eye. Before you know it, you’ve lost money that you might not be able to recover.

    Link to article:
    https://bgr.com/tech/google-just-ba...roid-apps-so-delete-them-from-your-phone/amp/
     
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    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    I don't get why they can't work up a notification on impacted devices, warning users of the problem and telling them to remove said naughty software. Instead, these apps just keep on trucking as you know dang well that only a fraction of a single percent of people read tech news about these sorts of things.


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    RickAgresta General Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Maybe we should start a <<RA shudders>> Facebook group, since that at least has a greater likelihood of being noticed…except for the problem of attracting those in need to the group…
     
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