Google adds DRM to Android APKs to verify the authenticity of apps from Google Play

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DRM is something that’s usually associated with streaming music and video, but there’s no reason that it can’t be put to other uses. Proving this, Google has started using a form of DRM to improve app security by verifying that APKs originate from the Play Store. It’s a system that works much like signed drivers in Windows. The aim is simple: to improve the security of Android users by ensuring that they are using genuine apps that have not been tampered with in any way. Google is not referring to the new system as DRM, saying instead that it is…

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