Malware devs already bypassed Android 13's new security feature


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Apr 24, 2016
Android malware developers are already adjusting their tactics to bypass a new 'Restricted setting' security feature introduced by Google in the newly released Android 13.

Android 13 was released this week, with the new operating system being rolled out to Google Pixel devices and the source code published on AOSP.

As part of this release, Google attempted to cripple mobile malware that attempted to enable powerful Android permissions, such as AccessibilityService, to perform malicious, stealthy behavior in the background.

However, analysts at Threat Fabric today say malware authors are already developing Android malware droppers that can bypass these restrictions and deliver payloads that enjoy high privileges on a user's device.


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Jan 28, 2018
Malware is incredibly fast when it comes to evolution and catching up speed. I think that there is also a reason why it is not easy to distribute modified versions one after another because official products carry the responsibility and trust of the developers. My guess.
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