Malicious apps with >1 million downloads slip past Google defenses twice

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by ronjor, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. Rasheed187

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    Is it just me or does the link don't work?
     
  3. ronjor

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    Fixed.
     
  4. Rasheed187

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    Thanks Ronjor, and Google is really doing a bad job. I still wonder why you can not block apps from getting certain permissions, bad design if you ask me.
     
  5. RockLobster

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    They can, they just don't want to.
     
  6. daman1

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    Nice! :thumbd:
     
  7. ReverseGear

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    Which android antivirus have heurestics ? Would they have caught this ?
     
  8. summerheat

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    You can. This has been discussed in other threads in which you participated.
     
  9. Rasheed187

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    Yes correct, with the new Android, but it should have been possible on old versions too. And you should be able to block stuff straight away, without getting questions about needed permissions. I still need to upgrade to Android 6, let's see how things go.

    https://www.howtogeek.com/230683/how-to-manage-app-permissions-on-android-6.0/
     
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