Two popular camera apps turn out to be adware, are pulled from Google Play Store

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Two Android apps that weren't what they seemed got pulled from the Google Play app store this week.

Instead of offering features to up your selfie game and mobile picture-taking, the two apps, Sun Pro Beauty Camera and Funny Sweet Beauty Camera, were pushing adware onto phones.

Researchers at cybersecurity company Wandera discovered the malicious apps only recently, after the Sun Pro app had been available for two years, since Sept. 2017, and seen more than 1 million downloads. The other, Funny Sweet Beauty Camera, was only up since July but had pulled in more than 500,000 downloads, according to ZDNet. Read more...

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