Beware of Fleeceware!

Ever pop into the Google Play store to hastily search for an app to do something you need really quickly? In the past, flashlight apps were big, but now, it’s things like QR code scanners, PDF viewers, and such. You might want to look more closely at the terms of those apps before you blindly download and install them.

A few apps out there offer a “free” trial, but then end up charging an exorbitant amount of money (how does “$69.99/week” or “$199.99/year” grab ya?) if you don’t cancel the trial before it ends. In some cases, they’ll charge you anyway.

Sophos Security has a good article that highlights a handful of these apps. Click on the link below:

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