Thursday 4 April 2019

Exodus spyware exposes 'sorry' state of Android security

Android Angst; Government Gaffe

The sky is falling. At least, that’s what some conclude, after hearing about Exodus, a family of targeted malware discovered in the official Google Play app store.

By imitating legit apps, Exodus exfiltrates data from countless apps and Android services. It appears to be a lawful surveillance program that escaped from its tight, court-approved targeting of Italian suspects.

But Google says malware like this is vanishingly rare. In this week’s Security Blogwatch, we let my people go.

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