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Popular Android app has proven to be dangerous

Popular keyboard application for Android ai.the type proved to be malicious, writes the online edition of The Next Web.

The app contains a hidden clicker. Secret module in the background was loading the ad, clicked on it, which allowed the fraudsters to make money. As a result, the gadgets faster was low, but mobile traffic is spent wasted that could increase the user cost on a link.

The application also secretly signed up for paid online services. The Upstream recorded 14 million in suspicious transactions from 110 thousand units, which was installed a malicious application. All in all, the damage from the program was estimated at $ 18 million.

In addition, ai.type requested from the user access atypical for such applications, data — media, correspondence, contacts, email.

Now the program was removed from Google Play, but despite this “clicker” activities intensified. The keyboard still works on millions of devices.

Source:

ria.ru

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