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 …

Scareware: Fake Minecraft apps Scare Hundreds of Thousands on Google Play

ESET has discovered over 30 scareware applications available for download from the Google Play store. The malicious applications, which pretended to be cheats for the popular Minecraft game, have been installed by more than 600.000 Android users. It’s not easy to slip a malicious application into Google’s official Play Store these days. Google’s automated application … More Scareware: Fake Minecraft apps Scare Hundreds of Thousands on Google Play

Minecraft exploit makes it “easy” for hackers to crash servers

A security researcher has posted a Minecraft flaw that makes it “easy” for hackers to crash the game’s servers, reports Ars Technica. Developer Anmar Askar first noticed the exploit two years ago and notified the game’s creator, Mojang, but after being “ignored” and given several “highly unsatisfactory responses” he has now published the details on his blog. According … More Minecraft exploit makes it “easy” for hackers to crash servers