Google is still struggling with Google Play Store’s unending game of sketchy apps that show no sign of stopping to push adware to many Android users. Upon install dangerous apps in your phone, they also install other files without your knowledge.
According to TrendMicro, these apps secretly install adware in your phone and cause to see full-screen ads on your phone even when not browsing the internet. These ads show up uncontrollably and are very invasive when sending ads.
“Bitdefender researchers recently found 17 Google Play apps that, once installed, start hiding their presence on the user’s device and constantly display aggressive ads. While not malicious per [...]
We’ve reached out to Alcatel for a statement, but either way, this is bad news for the company.
There are a lot of contenders in the budget Android space, and one of them is Alcatel. I’ve used and recommended Alcatel phones over the years, and while I’ve mostly been happy using gadgets from the company, a new light’s been shed on a security issue that’ll likely prevent me from doing so going forward.