Android users: Beware these popularity-faking tricks on Google Play

Tricksters have been misleading users about the functionality of apps by displaying bogus download numbers. It seems that tricksters on Google Play have found another way to make their deceptive apps appear more trustworthy to users – that is, at least at first sight. The trick takes advantage of the fact that apart from the app icon … More Android users: Beware these popularity-faking tricks on Google Play

Fake or not fake – that is the question

An interview with ESET’s Lukáš Štefanko on the thin line between what deserves the name “security app” and what can be called fake. ESET’s analysis of shady apps pretending to be security – or “antivirus” – apps that were discovered on Google Play left some questions unanswered. Lukáš Štefanko, who did the research, speaks about its wider … More Fake or not fake – that is the question

Phishing scam cashing in on Irish Water refunds

ESET Ireland warns about the latest phishing scam flooding Irish mailboxes, pretending it’s from Irish Water asking for ‘account maintenance’. With people expecting Irish Water refunds, many may be tempted to click. Irish Water’s official website states ‘The legislation to refund Domestic Water Charges has now passed and refunds have begun.’ So the cybercriminals are wasting … More Phishing scam cashing in on Irish Water refunds

If you download Minecraft mods from Google Play, read on …

Minecraft players have been exposed to scams and aggressive ads brought by 87 fake Minecraft mods recently spotted on Google Play. The apps can be divided into two categories – the ad-displaying downloader detected by ESET as Android/TrojanDownloader.Agent.JL and fake apps redirecting users to scam websites, detected as Android/FakeApp.FG. Altogether, the 87 fake mods reached … More If you download Minecraft mods from Google Play, read on …