FTC Releases Alert on Fake Apps for Mobile Devices

Original release date: December 22, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on fraudulent mobile apps designed to exploit consumers. Some fake apps may steal personal information such as credit card numbers. By taking precautions, users can protect themselves and their private data.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to refer to the FTC Scam Alert and background article on Understanding Mobile Apps. For more information, see the US-CERT Tip on Cybersecurity for Electronic Devices.


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