Smartphone advertising network put user privacy at risk


When it comes to security, hacking, malware etc. it was almost predictable apps could not remain untouched. Apps have won the news regarding privacy matters as security researchers have identified a family of malicious smartphone apps. This malware, which is able to remotely control infected phones, made it onto Google’s Play store.

Anyone who installs the compromised apps will not see their full messaging functionality impacted. But in the background, the apps are able to hijack a variety of basic phone functions. Such as making outbound calls, sending text messages, and harvesting call logs, contacts, and Wi-Fi data.

Here’s why you’ll want to update all of your apps right now…