Real-Time Behavior-Based Detection on Android Reveals Dozens of Malicious Apps on Google Play Store

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For the past few years, cyber-criminals have strengthened their efforts to have malicious applications listed on Google Play Store – the world's most trafficked Android app source. While the platform's security checks have improved through the years, our research still uncovers malicious apps that use a vast array of tricks to bypass these checks.

This is the case of a new malware campaign on the Google Play Store where numerous apps use false pretexts to lure victims into installing them, only to change their name and aggressively serve ads afterward.
 

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