June 5, 2015

Why can’t Google Play prevent Dubsmash porn clicking malware?

Take Chris Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, who suggests it is “to their credit that such a popular service isn’t buried under a landfill of rogue apps and dodgy clickers.” Boyd says that no matter how rigorously they police the store “something will always slip through the cracks.” That’s the nature of the beast, with mobile being a space where empowering developers to be creative can bring obvious benefits but also leads to the almost inevitable presence of the off malicious download. “Harnessing the talent of legitimate developers without restricting their freedom is an uphill battle for anybody” Boyd concludes “regardless of who is watching the storefront.”

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