Open-source spyware makes it on the Google Play Store

    Date 22 Aug 2019
    Category Privacy
    1523
    Posted By Brittany Day
    Googleplayappleappstoreistock 533250164

    Have you heard that spyware based on two-year-old AhMyth RAT has made it past Play Store's scans, despite not being anything special? Learn more in this interesting ZDNet article:

    You know Play Store security scans are really bad when spyware based on open source code manages to slip past Google's defenses, not once, but twice.

    The Android app that did this is called Radio Balouch, also RB Music, an app for streaming Balouchi music, specific to ageographical regionand population that spreads across Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

    The link for this article located at ZDNet is no longer available.

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    If you are using full-disk encryption: are you concerned about the resulting performance hit?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 2 answer(s).
    /main-polls/34-if-you-are-using-full-disk-encryption-are-you-concerned-about-the-resulting-performance-hit?task=poll.vote&format=json
    34
    radio
    [{"id":"120","title":"Yes","votes":"16","type":"x","order":"1","pct":61.54,"resources":[]},{"id":"121","title":"No ","votes":"10","type":"x","order":"2","pct":38.46,"resources":[]}] ["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"] ["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"] 350
    bottom 200

    Please enable / Bitte aktiviere JavaScript!
    Veuillez activer / Por favor activa el Javascript![ ? ]

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.