Malicious App Developers Creating Fake Adobe Flash Player Installers; Beware!
With Flash Player out of commission from the Google Play Store, people may still be looking to get it on their devices. You probably know that the Adobe product is no longer available, except for people who installed it before August 15th. A thing to know right now is that hackers and evil devs are using fake clones of the Flash Player to lure users.
Multiple malicious Flash .apk files have been spread all over the web lately. A simple tip here is to get the Player straight from Adobe and avoid the complications. What the malicious Flash apps do is hit the handsets with adware and invade private information, plus the notification bar with ads and even the contacts area. A solid tip from people who know security is to stay away from third party app stores offering Flash Player and especially the Russian ones.
The fake apps also install a modified XDA version of Flash, so you won’t even notice there’s a problem, since you do have Flash Player in the end. A solid download is available here, straight from Adobe, keeping you out of harm’s way. Obviously there are no automatic updates to apply, but still it’s better than nothing.