Report Wire - Android customers alert! Some Google Play Store apps are downloading with out consent

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Android customers alert! Some Google Play Store apps are downloading with out consent

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FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Android mascot Bugdroid is seen in front of a Google logo in this illustration taken July 9, 2017.  REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (REUTERS)

Some Android apps are reportedly getting downloaded into smartphones with out the consumer’s consent. A Reddit thread has noticed quite a few customers who’ve confronted the same problem. One such Android app in query has additionally been discovered listed on Google Play Store. Considering that the app has remains to be listed on the Play Store, different malicious actors may bypass the shop’s security pre-requisites.

The app that’s nonetheless listed on Google Play Store and causes automated obtain is “Weather Home-Live Radar Alerts & Widget”. The thread additionally showcases some screenshots of the advert that led to the obtain. Despite the consumer eager to opt-out, the app acquired downloaded within the background.

The opinions of the appliance on Google Play Store additionally spotlight this drawback and a few customers even declare that if the so-called climate app is chosen as default, it modifications your entire outlay of the house display screen.

One of the opinions learn, “WARNING this app downloads with out permission. I had an add pop up on a recreation I clicked out if it, and it began downloading. Does it everytime an advert pops up, even for those who cancel out off the advert. This is a HUGE pink flag. Wish I might block the app.”

The builders responded to the grievance by saying they’re trying into the matter. 

Another overview acknowledged, “Installed itself merely from making an attempt to shut an advert. I did not need this app, it was pushed on to me very like I used to be roofied and not sure of what simply occurred. 1 star.”

According to the Reddit publish, some advert suppliers claimed that this expertise is from DSP Digital Turbine which has discovered a approach to keep away from Google Play interplay within the course of of putting in an app. 

In order to remain secure, Android customers are suggested to learn opinions fastidiously earlier than downloading an utility. This may also assist to make it possible for its just isn’t pretend. 

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