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:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.