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Malware Found in Android App with 100M Users
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Naturopathe
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9/3/2019 | 4:03:59 AM
Re: CamScanner
Absolutely the point !
Dr.T
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8/29/2019 | 2:08:13 PM
Re: The Risk you run with an Ad platform
"Give my a non-ad based version of your app and have it expire so if I like your tool I will have to purchase it. "

I totally want this too, but I also want a free version, limited free version Which may have some ads as long as they are safe.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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8/29/2019 | 2:06:18 PM
Re: The Risk you run with an Ad platform
" if you run into an occurrence such as this it will negatively affect your brand reputation"

Most likely users would not know where the ads were originated so I think  there is a less of a risk.
Dr.T
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8/29/2019 | 2:03:57 PM
Re: The Risk you run with an Ad platform
"Unfornuately, when you have a freeware version predicated on ad's for revenue you run this risk."

Yes, we get used to using free apps and not clear the same problems that may come from them.

 

Dr.T
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8/29/2019 | 2:03:01 PM
CamScanner

Using scanner in Apple Note app and never had  a problem. No need to use third party for it. 

 

Dr.T
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8/29/2019 | 2:01:53 PM
Google
'CamScanner, an Android app commonly used to scan and organize electronic documents, was found to contain malicious components to download malware onto infected Android devices."

Why does not Google catch this in the first approval, do they not have an approval process like Apple?.  

 

RyanSepe
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8/29/2019 | 9:40:40 AM
The Risk you run with an Ad platform
Unfornuately, when you have a freeware version predicated on ad's for revenue you run this risk. Vetting the sheer number of ads would take an astronomical amount of time however if you run into an occurrence such as this it will negatively affect your brand reputation. Causing your user population to decrease. This is why I advocate more for trials. Give my a non-ad based version of your app and have it expire so if I like your tool I will have to purchase it. Introduces less risk and provides more of a clean cut feel to the app.


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