To trick people into installing the shady software, hackers gave the apps legitimate sounding names like "Voice Recorder Pro", "WiFi Password Pro", "Super Flashlight Lite", and "Brightest LED Flashlight-Pro".
Apps listening in on you through your microphone is a creepy enough proposition, but to have them spying on your TV habits as well is enough to drive anyone up the wall.
Users who downloaded the apps were presented with a menu of options for enabling or disabling additional features.
But attackers can also exploit for their own ends, as demonstrated by a total of 36 phoney security tools discovered in the Google Play store for Android which instead of protecting the user, served up malware, adware and even tracked the location of the device.
"The aggressive ads show up during many different scenarios - for example, after the app sends notices to unlock the device screen or if the user is told to connect to a charger", Trend Microsaid. "This is a purely malicious activity, as it has no other possible goal other than eluding the user", Check Point's security research team wrote in the blog. "They need to go above and beyond and be careful to make sure consumers know what's going on". "The deception was far reaching in its disruption to the user", Check Point noted.
The nearly incessant discovery of malware-laden apps on Google's official mobile app store has become something of an embarrassment for the company and a major problem for users. While the apps have already been taken down when Google was notified of their existence, the carrier apps have, which consisted of 22 flashlight and utility apps, have already been downloaded a total of 1.5 million to 7.5 million times.
In fact, LG claims the ease with which the HU80KA projector can be used and installed happens to be the biggest USP of the device. The maximum capacity is pegged at 2,500 lumens which according to the company is the brightest projector they have ever created.
After five seasons as the Steelers offensive coordinator, Arians rejoined the Colts in 2012 as the offensive coordinator. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has made a decision to retire after 14 National Football League seasons.
Her 5-year-old daughter loved cooking, too, so the family agreed to let her cook spaghetti as part of their Christmas meal. Police responded to the building on Second Avenue in Troy, a city eight miles northeast of Albany, about 12:50 p.m.
The Time's Up website details and defines what sexual harassment is, and what to do if it happens to you. It has vowed to push for legislation to strengthen laws on workplace harassment and discrimination.
The month's second supermoon will occur on 31 January when there will be a total lunar eclipse or blood moon. During these events, the moon generally appears to be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than a typical full moon.
The Lakers have won only once in the past 20 days and will close out 2017 in the same place they last picked up a win, at Houston. However, the Rockets had a silver lining in the form of Chris Paul's return following a three-game absence due to a groin injury.
After doctors discovered the blood clots, surgery was performed and the 77-year-old TV personality spent two days in the hospital. In May, he renewed his contract with Sony Pictures Television to host the show through the 2019-2020 season.
But a number of tragic deaths in Australia also showed how the H3N2 flu strain can prove lethal to healthy adults. Big New Year's Eve party cancelled at the last minute and I am left shaking in bed the past two days.
Netflix is starting 2018 in the most diabolical of ways: Bringing the frightful Count Olaf back into your dreary living rooms. This second season is expected to do the next five and an eventual third season would finish out the adaptations.
The displaced residents were placed on an MTA bus so they could keep warm while firefighters continued battling the blaze. The multi-storey building is situated on the corner of the Commonwealth and Bronx River avenues in Van Nest.
Along with them there were names of Nokia phones which have not been heard of so far, such as the Nokia 4 and the Nokia 7 Plus. Nokia 6 (2018) passed through TENAA last month, but now the Chinese regulatory is back with even more info on the handset.
Piers Morgan's Life Stories: Caitlyn Jenner
Morgan, however, insisted that he brought out the doll for a "genuine education", and asked, "How does your physique compare now". A few people took to Morgan's Twitter account to tell him off for his insensitive approach to the question.
Jon Gruden Expected To Become Head Coach Of Raiders
The Raiders must comply with the "Rooney Rule" and interview at least one minority candidate during the hiring process. Gruden's Raiders candidacy also complicates his current job status as Monday Night Football color commentator.