» Minecraft mods on Google Play rife with malware

Lukas Stefanko on WeLiveSecurity:

Minecraft players have been exposed to scams and aggressive ads brought by 87 fake Minecraft mods recently spotted on Google Play.

The apps appear to have originally provided mod functionality but requested administrator rights at the time of install. Now they just hijack the device to show ads system-wide. My kid would not think once, let alone twice before installing one of these. Which is probably one of the reasons he doesn’t have an Android device.