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Dr. Kevin Hamlen Speaks With CBS DFW About Spotting Fake Shopping Apps

(CBSDFW.COM) – Trying to avoid the rush at malls by shopping on apps?

Be aware that there are hundreds of fake apps floating around in app stores ahead of the holiday.

More and more apps are getting past app reviewers at both Google and Apple stores says Dr. Kevin Hamlen, associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas in Dallas.

“You enter a credit card number in the app to buy something, your credit card number gets stolen,” Hamlen told CBS 11.

To continue reading CBS DFW’s article and to view the video featuring Dr. Kevin Hamlen, please click here.


The UT Dallas Computer Science program is one of the largest Computer Science departments in the United States with over 2,100 bachelor’s-degree students, more than 1,000 MS master’s students, 150 PhD students, and 86 faculty members, as of Fall 2016. With The University of Texas at Dallas’ unique history of starting as a graduate institution first, the CS Department is built on a legacy of valuing innovative research and providing advanced training for software engineers and computer scientists.

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