Be alerted, your child’s most recent favorite mobile game “Flappy Bird” has been pulled from the market by it’s developer, Doug Nguyen. Since the original version has been pulled down from the market, malicious versions of this app have been created and added to the Android market to potentially exploit users.
These fake versions of “Flappy Bird” have been known to send messages to premium numbers, causing unwanted charges to your phone billing statements. An article published by CNET further describes the vulnerability of the fake versions of this game and talks to various security experts about the impact that the malicious versions have made. Click the link to read CNET’s article titled “Squawk! Flappy Bird fakes are hatching Android malware.”