Friday, 15 March 2019

Android Security is a Hot Mess (yet Again)



Google’s Android smartphone platform is under fire again. Hundreds of “legitimate” apps have been infected with malicious third-party libraries—and not for the first time. These apps account for more than 320 million downloads.

The so-called SimBad and Operation Sheep SDKs are malicious, according to researchers. They’re able to phish, steal data and pop up ads over other apps.

Google keeps talking a grand talk, but is it proactive enough about nuking malware in the Play Store? In today’s SB Blogwatch, we avoid an Android army ambush.


Read more: securityboulevard.com/2019/03/android-security-is-a-hot-mess-yet-again

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