One of these things is not like the others.
No, not the “Full Guide” — we’re referring to the “Bad Pigs” by Dan Stokes.
The app’s description:
Wow. More than 10,000 installs since May 25, 2013.
AppBrain, an Android app portal, doesn’t correct for relevance, so “Bad Pigs” ranks first.
Dan’s contact address is: [email protected]
AppBrain has a very nice feature which lists “Concerns” as well as permissions required.
Boy, that’s a long list of extra permissions. These particular piggies aren’t just bad — they’re evil.
Dan Stokes has a few other apps as well.
“Fruit Chop Ninja” also has more than 10,000 installs.
And here’s an interesting note: the app ID, and therefore the URL, includes the word “Rovio”.
Our Mobile Security product detects and blocks this as Android/FakeInst.CI.
We’ve reported the issue to Google (and Rovio) and the apps are no longer indexed by Google’s search.
Stay safe out there.
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