Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Fake Android security app gets to top position
“Virus Shield” app became a top-selling hit, with the help of some presumably fake reviews – but does absolutely nothing. The app was apparently downloaded 10,000 times at $4 before the plug was pulled by Google. ESET have a good guide to spotting scammy apps - I particularly like the suggestion that when downloading you should think like you were shopping on eBay. And not blindly trusting 5* reviews is perhaps the hardest thought to overcome, conditioned as we are to check, and trust, reviews on sites like eBay.