Malware filled camera beauty and filter apps removed from Google Play Store

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Security firm Trend Micro (via SlashGear) has found 29 “beauty camera” and camera filter apps in the Google Play Store loaded with malware inside. These apps, popular in Asia, are supposed to enhance selfies and customize photos. Instead, apps with the names of Beauty Camera, Pro Beauty Camera and Horizontal Beauty camera served full screen ads when users unlocked their phones. One of the ads, when tapped, downloaded an online porn player that didn’t work even after payment from the user was accepted.
Even worse, some of the apps would then try phishing techniques …

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