Subject: General Tech | March 6, 2014 - 01:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: security, Android, antimalware, PUPs
Malwarebytes have recently updated their Android app to hunt down and slay PUPs, aka potentially unwanted programs or bloatware. These are the apps which harvest an excessive amount of personal data without making it clear why they do so as well as those which use questionable tricks to present ads to the user even when they are not actively using those apps. This is more than security, it will hunt down apps that drain the battery or simply demand more access that they reasonably should. This could be somewhat of a concern for developers who's apps are flagged as PUPs but the user will get the choice to allow the app to continue to run as it has in the past. Learn more at The Inquirer.
"ANTI-MALWARE FIRM Malwarebytes has updated its free mobile security app to protect users from the rise of what it calls "Potentially Unwanted Programs" (PUPs) affecting Android users."
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