Barcode Reader Apps on Google Play Found Using New Ad Fraud Technique

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By Jessie Huang (Mobile Threats Analyst) We recently saw two barcode reader apps in Google Play, together downloaded more than a million times, that started showing unusual behavior (Trend Micro detects these as AndroidOS_HiddenAd.HRXJA). This includes behavior that can be seen even when the user is....