“App stores are being flooded with fake antivirus programs, Kaspersky Lab has warned.
Fake virus scanning apps are increasingly being distributed to security-conscious smartphone users, according to one top security vendor.
On Thursday (15 May 2014), Kaspersky Lab drew attention to the trend through a blog post that provided two examples of its own brand being exploited by scammers.
In one case, a counterfeit paid app called Kaspersky Mobile was uploaded to the Windows Phone Store, while in another, Android users were targeted by a fake freebie entitled Kaspersky Antivirus 2014.”
This is something that has been happening for a while now and it is something that needs to be bought to the attention of the general digital user. Any app that is not downloaded through the Apple store or google’s App store has the potential to deliver malicious software to the device using it.
In the android arena this can also include all smart devices.