Day: November 11, 2020

Android “fleeceware” apps trick users by charging them exorbitant subscription fees

Seven fraudulent apps found in the Google Play store by Avast offer skins and wallpaper for games but charge as much as $120 a month.

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The Google Play store is sometimes plagued by malicious and fraudulent apps that use sly tactics to slip past Google’s own protections. Some of these apps impersonate legitimate programs. Some carry malware or try to steal your personal information. But another type of fraudulent app employs a technique known as “fleeceware.” A blog post published Tuesday by security provider Avast identifies the deceptive apps and explains how do get rid of them.

SEE: Top Android security tips (free PDF) (TechRepublic) 

The term “fleeceware” describes an app that by itself is not malicious, meaning there’s nothing inherently harmful about it. Rather, these apps attempt to fleece their customers by starting off with a free trial or other come-on and then sneaking in a hidden

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Samsung Sero Rotating 4K QLED TV Launched in India, Designed for Easy Social Media Browsing

Samsung Sero, the company’s unique rotating TV that can be used both horizontally and vertically, has been launched in India. Sero, which means vertical in Korean, is a unique 4K QLED television that comes attached to a stand that allows it to rotate from a traditional horizontally-oriented viewing position to a vertically-oriented one. The television comes in a single 43-inch 4K QLED variant and will be available to buy in India exclusively at Reliance Digital stores.

Samsung Sero price in India

Initially launched in South Korea last year, Samsung Sero is priced quite high for a 43-inch screen option, at Rs. 1,24,990. However, the unique design is what commands a premium price tag, with the TV capable of switching from horizontal to vertical orientations – essentially similar to landscape and portrait mode on a smartphone. The television is only being sold through Reliance Digital stores in India for now.


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