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Beware of the unofficial Flappy Bird Android malware-laden downloads

12
Feb
2014

Unsurprisingly, after the popular Flappy Bird game was officially removed from app stores, the game popped up online and spurred a variety of clones. But malware-injected unofficial copies of Flappy Bird have also been discovered, targeting Android devices, The Next Web reports. Infected versions of Flappy Birds are not available directly from the Google Play Store, and instead they have to be sideloaded by users. Sophos discovered one such app that looks like the real thing on the surface, but claims it’s a trial version and requires users to send a text message to a premium number. The app won’t let users quit the app until sending the SMS. Trend Micro has discovered other fake apps that appeared in unofficial

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