Con-artists and other unscrupulous individuals now have a new weapon to unleash their wrath to unsuspecting individuals. With technology being one of the most important things that we now have, they have jumped into the bandwagon and have used them as front to their modus.
With app developers and apps sprouting out from nowhere, it is evident that these devious criminals are going to take advantage of the situation and use this for their benefit.
Case in point, mobile security firm Lookout recently discovered that nearly half of the free Android apps in the market have been using their apps as fronts for advertising networks and services.
They also found out that about 5% of them employs “aggressive” tactics bordering on malware classification.
Lookout says that wallpaper apps include aggressive advertising at a rate of 17%. Entertainment apps and games on the other hand follow that with 8% and 7% of the aggressive pie.
Aggressive advertising implies taking the form of ads creating their own desktop shortcuts, pushing ads to a device’s notification bars and modifying the bookmarks and homepage of a device’s default web browser.
By the way, the 5% of apps involved that are borderline malware represent more than 80 million downloads.
Watch what you’re downloading and installing in your smartphone!
Money is one thing that the world has but majority of the people who live in it have none.
Well, what if you can earn money while recommending your favorite app to a friend? Sounds interesting and enticing right?
The secret is out. Buzzdoes is here and it is here to make you more money.
There are thousands if not millions of mobile apps released each month. And if you’re a start-up, it would really be hard for you to get your app noticed. Here Buzzdoes can enter and do its magic.
This marketing tool for mobile apps lets users recommend their favorite app to their friends. For each successful recommendation, they are rewarded by Buzzdoes with cash, free aps, vouchers and other prizes.
According to Buzzdoes CEO Assaf Kolirin, as told to Mashable, “App users can become your best marketing tool to increase downloads and quality users, while helping friends discover new apps.”
To safeguard their business, the company limits the number of friends to which a user can recommend an app. This is to protect you from spam.
Kolirin added, “Buzzdoes is not about spreading apps to thousands of friends. It’s about choosing the right friends and making real recommendations.”