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Snaptube – Millions of times loaded Android app has caused users unwanted costs

Another extremely popular Android app was exposed, Snaptube could cause millions of damage. The name seems very clever, because familiar names are used. Take from Snapchat or YouTube Tube. In just six months, security company Upstream measured more than 70 million suspicious transaction requests from the app. […]


Another extremely popular Android app was exposed, Snaptube could cause millions of damage. The name seems very clever, because familiar names are used. Take from Snapchat or YouTube Tube. In just six months, security company Upstream measured more than 70 million suspicious transaction requests from the app, generating up to $ 91 million in unwanted costs for users.

Unsolicited subscriptions generate unwanted costs

Like many other such apps, Snaptube cheated mostly with ads. In this case, users could even add mobile subscriptions to their mobile phone bill. These incidents are not uncommon with the applications offered on the Google Play Store. This time, European markets were less affected.

“Android users, in particular, should look for suspicious apps on their phones to avoid falling victim to unwanted purchases or losing credit. In this case, you should immediately uninstall them and check all new cell phone charges for possible fraud. “

Mobile phone users can be advised to set a third party lock and periodically check the invoice to see if everything is correct.