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A top safety tip for Android users is to install apps only from the official store. However, there are times when this advice is difficult or even impossible to heed.

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Over the past two years, Google has pressured developers to patch security issues in more than 275,000 Android apps hosted on its official app store. In many cases this was done under the threat of blocking future updates to the insecure apps. Since 2014, Google has been scanning apps published on Google Play for known […]

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Many developers still embed sensitive access tokens and API keys into their mobile applications, putting data and other assets stored on various third-party services at risk. A new study performed by cybersecurity firm Fallible on 16,000 Android applications revealed that about 2,500 had some type of secret credential hard-coded into them. The apps were scanned […]

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