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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dustwun77, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. dustwun77

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    installed now as well
     
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    Am I correct in understanding this applies only to "side-loaded" apps? From what I've gathered Play Store apps are checked by Google prior to being made available and will not contain malicious code.
     
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    I was basing that off the xda thread:

    [FIX][XPOSED][4.0+] Universal fix for "Master Key" + "Bug 9695860" vulnerabilities
    Probably better safe than sorry, just wondering who to believe on the vulnerability of play store apps.
     
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    The Play Store has a watchdog - their name for their bot that assures apps are clean.

    It's good but not perfect.

    I personally know of two users here who were infected by malware before the watchdog kicked in.

    In both cases, Google reaching out and automagically uninstalled the apps.

    In one case that was insufficient because it was an indirect payload and despite being uninstalled, the real payload stayed behind causing damage.

    So the vulnerability is high but the susceptibility is low - not zero, but low.

    The two-part fix that replaces the framework can lose features on some custom roms.

    I'm skipping that part, but I do so knowing that I've chosen that risk.
     

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