Google’s new plan to save Android users from malicious apps isn’t welcomed by all developers


Every so often, we pass along a horror story about some malicious apps found in the Google Play Store. These “bad actors” try to get Android users to install their seemingly benign apps, but once they are downloaded on a phone, the problems begin. Some will play ads in the foreground or background, send texts over premium (read ‘paid’) messaging apps and find other ways to produce money for the hackers while destroying the user’s phone from the inside out. And to make matters worse, many of these apps are invisible to users without an icon to be found making it extremely hard to uninstall …

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