Battery saving app infects over 60,000 Android devices

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Researchers at RiskIQ have uncovered a scam app that seeks to steal information and launches advert clicking to make money for the scammers. The app is advertised as a battery saver. The twist here is that though it will actually do what it says and cut battery use, it does a lot of nasty stuff too. “Many of the millions of scams we crawl at RiskIQ are relatively straightforward, but every once in a while we find something unique,” say researchers Aaron Inness and Yonathan Klijnsma writing on the company’s blog. “Usually, scams point to other web pages, but in…

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