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Posts Tagged ‘spam’

Snapchat Claims Weekend of Spam Unrelated to Security Leak

snapchatMany Snapchat users may have noticed a barrage of spam over the weekend, which received this quick apology and advice from a small press release:

We’ve heard some complaints over the weekend about an increase in Snap Spam on our service. We want to apologize for any unwanted Snaps and let you know our team is working on resolving the issue. As far as we know, this is unrelated to the Find Friends issue we experienced over the holidays.

While we expect to minimize spam, it is the consequence of a quickly growing service. To help prevent spam from entering your feed, you can adjust your settings to determine who can send you Snaps. We recommend “Only My Friends” :) Read more

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Malware Infects App In App Store, Google Play

A Russian app called “Find and Call,” which claims to help manage a user’s phone book, has been removed from both Apple’s App Store and Google Play after malware was discovered in the app.

Wired has more: “The app is essentially a Trojan that steals and uploads the user’s address book to a remote server. Once uploaded, the server then sends spam to the email addresses and phone numbers belonging to the victim’s contacts telling them about the Find and Call application. The app also grabs the GPS coordinates from the victim’s phone and uploads them to the server.”

It’s been a tough week of the App Store. Instapaper and a number of other iOS apps had crash issues during updating this week.