In a single update, a popular barcode scanner app that had been on Google Play for years turned into malware.

I was a victim lol

@AgreeableLandscape
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This is why I use an open source barcode scanner. Not saying it’s impossible for them to be privacy abusing, but there’s a huge disincentive for that in open source, and people will just fork it if it does.

@seahorse
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Yeah, this got carried over from my last phone. I had installed it way before I got into open source stuff.

@51524262fTw
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And most Android apps comes with ads.

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But why the user doesn’t do the right thing and pay for the app? Barcode Scanner Premium Edition completes me.

@onek
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i can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic

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