Even after Google’s security oversight over its already-huge Android ecosystem has evolved over the years, malware apps still keep coming back to Google Play Store.
Sometimes just reposting an already detected malware app from a newly created Play Store account, or using other developers’ existing accounts, is enough for ‘bad-faith’ developers to trick the Play Store into distributing unsafe apps to Android users.
Since the mobile device platform is growing rapidly, every new effort Google makes apparently comes with trade-offs.
For example, Google recently made some changes in its Play Store policies and added new restriction in Android APIs that now makes it mandatory for every new app to undergo rigorous security testing and review process before appearing in the Google Play Store.
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