Google’s Play Protect anti-malware tool is bottom of the league when compared to its main rivals, according to the latest findings from AV-Test. The independent testing body found that the Google tool, which is built-in to newer Android devices, was able to detect only around a third of malware, allowing thousands through. AV-Test argued that...Read More
Google has removed almost 600 Android apps from its Play Store for violating its policy on disruptive advertising. The tech giant has not only removed the titles from the Android marketplace but also banned them from Google AdMob and Ad Manager, meaning their developers will not be able to monetize them on its platforms. The...Read More
Mega-big online gaming company Ubisoft, maker of mega-hit games including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Just Dance and Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix: Siege (R6S), is suing four operators of the DDoS-for-hire sites that have been launched against its RainbowSix servers. These guys aren’t just launching attacks that kick all players on a targeted server out of a...Read More
Four months after fleeceware’s initial exposure, Android users who purchase “subscriptions” to apps from the Google Play Store are still at risk of being ripped off. Fleeceware hit the news in September 2019, when researchers at SophosLabs showed how some app publishers were using a sneaky business model to drastically overcharge Android users for basic services. ...Read More
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