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Removal of Flappy Bird gives rise to fake versions of the game

Feb 12 2014, 12:21pm CST | by , in News | Misc

Removal of Flappy Bird gives rise to fake versions of the game
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as the game vanishes from app stores, scammers start developing their own fake versions

As surprising as it might sound, the developer of Flappy Bird pulled off the game from the app stores without giving any reason. After many speculations, the developer unveiled the secret motive behind this move. As stated by him, the game was removed because it was becoming too much of an addiction and many were finding it to be too frustrating. Though developer Dong Nguyen’s reason for taking this off might seem very innocent, this decision has given way to the scammers who are happily taking advantage of the situation and creating fake versions of the game. They know they would benefit from this since the game has become a worldwide addiction and before being taken off it was downloaded by tens of thousands of people.

Sophos, a security firm, has made a discovery of a version of the game which claims to be the ‘trial version’ and this might just be the worst kind of scam there is out there because it is so persuasive that people actually fall for it. And it won’t put its foot down until all the requirements are met and all details filled in. Trend Micro is another security firm which has made a similar detection and they have found scored of the fake apps of the game. The reason why they are so dangerous is that they seem to be so real and most of the people will not be able to put a finger on it.

 

If you are planning to stay away from such scams then the best way to do so is to stick with the Google Play Store to avoid any dodgy apps and games.

source: sophostrendmicro

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