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Thousands of dodgy copycat apps identified in Google Play Store

A two year study has discovered 2040 malware-laden counterfeit apps in Android app store, Google Play.

Researchers from the University of Sydney and CSIRO’s Data61 investigated more than a million apps available on Google Play, discovering a huge number impersonated popular games and contained malware.

Other fake apps were malware-free but requested “dangerous” data access permissions. Games Temple Run, Free Flow and Hill Climb Racing were among the most commonly counterfeited.

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