Fake Samsung firmware update app tricks more than 10 million Android users

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by mood, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Fake Samsung firmware update app tricks more than 10 million Android users
    "Updates for Samsung" app promises firmware updates but only shows ads and wants money for (working) downloads
    July 4, 2019
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/fake-...pp-tricks-more-than-10-million-android-users/
     
  2. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    Seriously, if you own a Samsung (I do), it just not smart to install an App for this. I see no difficulty in getting updates.
     
  3. Floyd 57

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    This is hilarious, when you make updates so difficult for your own phones that your users cannot resist to install a simple app that promises them updates, this is a good lesson for Samsung :argh:
     
  4. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    @Floyd 57 My experience with Samsung phones and tables, is that there is nothing difficult about updating them. This app is just taking advantage of gullible users,
     
  5. mood

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    Critical Warning Issued Regarding 10 Million Samsung Phone Updates
    July 5, 2019
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveyw...d-regarding-10-million-samsung-phone-updates/
     
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