Android Adware Infects Millions

BBC News:

Android users are being warned that several popular apps that were on the official Google Play store appear to have contained hidden code that made malicious ads pop up.


The "adware" was causing spurious pop-up messages to appear that had been made to look like system notifications. These told him his phone was running "slow" and that he needed to install new software to fix the problem.

That's the most Android-like sentence I may have ever heard. Adware, running slow, fake antivirus software... it's got a sprinkling of everything