Google Play anti-malware system (from Androinica)


Summer has been quiet, so it looks like it’s time for the first Android scare of the season. This time, there’s actually a little bit of bite to the bark of researchers who have discovered a potential security vulnerability in Bouncer, Google’s anti-malware system that scans every app uploaded to Google Play to ensure that it doesn’t have malicious code.

The potential problem with Bouncer, according to Duo Security team Jon Oberheide and Charlie Miller, is that it telegraphs its moves. Miller and Oberheide uploaded an app to Google Play that put the attention back on Bouncer and then searched for traces of the system in the app’s logs.

More info HERE


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