23 November 2015

How To Avoid Android Smartphone Malware: Only Install Apps From Google Play Store

Beware: New Android malware is ‘nearly impossible’ to remove. - The Washington Post: "... luckily, there is a pretty easy way to avoid them: Only install apps from Google's official Play Store." (emphasis added)

Here's the "money quote"--
 "Malicious actors behind these families repackage and inject malicious code into thousands of popular applications found in Google Play, and then later publish them to third-party app stores," Lookout noted in a blog post about the malware. That means the victims here were people who went outside of Google's official channels to install the imposter apps."
Buyer beware!

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