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.
Read more: techbeacon.com/security/exodus-spyware-exposes-sorry-state-android-security