Google decided to withdraw the famous app CamScanner from the Play Store earlier this week after discovering a Trojan in its code, which was apparently introduced in the application between the months of June and July, shortly after the app was at the center of the policy due to the decision of Its creators flood the advertising app, in addition to basing their financing model on a paid subscription.
It has taken, but INTSIG, company behind the development of CamScanner, At last he has spoken about this situation, to ensure that the app fell into the hands of a network of advertising scams, and incidentally notify you of your intention to offer the application again in the Google app store as soon as possible.
Dear Android CamScanner users,
Our CamScanner team has recently detected that it has been reported that the advertising SDK provided by a third party called AdHub, integrated in Android version 5.11.7,> contains a malicious module that produces unauthorized advertising clicks.
The injection of suspicious codes violates the CamScanner Security Policy! We will take immediate legal action against Adhub! Fortunately, after rounds of security> verification, we have not found any evidence to show that the module could cause a leak of data from the document.
We have removed all SDK ads not certified by Google Play and a new version will be released. Meanwhile, you can contact [email protected] for a direct> update or download the new version.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.
In addition to that, ** the release provides a download link for the latest version of CamScanner **, supposedly free of the advertising module contained in the Trojan. However, there are so many good alternatives that exist in Google Play, that perhaps this was the last nail in the coffin of an application that, since last April, was going downhill and without brakes.
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