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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1267 Fake Prisma apps found on Google Play
Before the release of the Android version of Prisma, a popular photo transformation app, fake Prisma apps flooded the Google Play Store.

ESET researchers discovered fake Prisma apps of different types, including several dangerous trojan downloaders. The Google Play security team removed them from the official Android store at ESET’s notice. Prior to that point, Prisma copycats reached over 1.5 million downloads by fans.

Prisma is a unique photo editor released by Prisma labs, Inc. First released for iOS, it received excellent ratings among users on iTunes, the Apple app store. Android users were eager for it and many couldn’t wait to see it on Google Play where Prisma’s release was scheduled for July 24th, 2016.

As with many other popular apps on Google Play in the past, fake versions flooded the store before the official release date, riding the wave of user impatience.
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