How Advertising Malware Infected 500k Users via Google Play Apps

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When the topic of app security comes up, there’s one piece of advice that constantly arises – “Always download apps from the official app store.” While this is the best advice possible, it is, unfortunately, not entirely foolproof! Apps are still uploaded that skirt around the APK store’s virus detection system. This is the case of the malware called “Andr/HiddnAd-AJ,” which managed to sneak its way onto the app store and infect 500,000 devices before it was caught. How Did This Happen? Every so often an app will smuggle its malware so well that Google’s anti-malware service Play Protect won’t

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