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Google has suspended a fraudulent mobile app on the Google Play Store called “Updates for Samsung” for violating its policies that claimed to offer system-level Android updates to smartphones.

In a statement on Monday, Google said that “providing a safe and secure experience is a top priority and our Google Play developer policies strictly prohibit apps that are deceptive, malicious, or intended to abuse or misuse any network, device, or personal data. When violations are found, we take action”, The Verge reported.

In addition, the developer of the app claimed that it was pulling the app to “remove the firmware service portion and non Google payments”, although it said that the app was a “convenience to our audience”.

Google on an Android device. Pixabay

In an official communication, CSIS Security Group indicated that as many as 10,000,000 users were tricked into downloading this app from the Google Play Store.

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The report mentioned that the app offered a free download with restricted speed limits of 56KBps, which took around four hours to finish a download more than 500MB in size.

CSIS’s report also points out that the counterfeit application even offers bogus SIM unlocking for $19.99. (IANS)


Special suites have been booked for the bride and the groom at the lavish hotel. | Wikimedia

Preparations for the much-hyped marriage between Bollywood stars Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif have begun at the Six Senses Fort Barwara located in Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan. An event management company has been entrusted with the responsibility of making all the necessary arrangements for the big day.

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