Google Play Store Checks Not Secure Enough To Stop Malicious apps

Google Play Store Checks Not Secure Enough To Stop Malicious apps

Google Play security once again came under the radar when a group of professional hackers in an Italian company developed an app that broke its way in the app store. The alleged breach by the nasty app in the Play Store thus raise eyebrows and questions if Android’s marquee app store is a safe marketplace for the consumers.

Google Play – Security checks not enough

Trend Micro, a security firm came across an app developed by the Italian Hacking Team that dodged Google’s security checks and entered into Google Play. The Trojan horse dubbed as BeNews presented itself as a news app, which downloads various remote access in the background. The internet firm has scrapped the app from the store, but the security experts are arguing that some other malicious apps might have used similar techniques, and same could be used in future, as well.

“The fake news app was downloaded up to 50 times before it was removed from Google Play on July 7,” the security firm said.

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