More than nine million Android users installed apps that did nothing but serve ads

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According to a new report from Trend Micro (via Tech Crunch), more than 9 million Android users were duped into installing 85 apps from the Google Play Store that contained adware. These were listed as games, TV and remote control simulator apps. The adware that these apps contained were able to push out full screen ads, ads that were hidden, and ads that ran in the background. This created revenue for those behind the scheme.
While a full list of the apps involved can be found in an appendix to Trend Micro’s report, Google did suspend all 85. When Trend Micro tested …

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