Researchers spot a fake version of Temple Run on Android's Market

Summary:Security researchers from TrendMicro have spotted a fake version of popular game Temple Run, currently available at Android's Market.

Security researchers from TrendMicro have spotted a fake version of popular game Temple Run, currently available at Android's Market.

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Once the application is installed and run, it creates shortcuts on an infected smartphone’s homepage. If the Android-based device has Facebook installed, it asks the user to share the fake app on Facebook before playing the game. It would also prompt the user to rate the application in the Android Market. It also is capable of displaying ads using the mobile notification.

TrendMicro classified the application as malware due to the aggressive advertising methods used in it. It's currently detected as ANDROIDOS_FAKERUN.A.

Topics: Security, Mobility

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Dancho Danchev is an independent security consultant and cyber threats analyst, with extensive experience in open source intelligence gathering, and cybercrime incident response. He's been an active security blogger since 2007, and maintains a popular security blog sharing real-time threats intelligence data with the rest of the community... Full Bio

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