Over 4000 Android Apps Expose Users’ Data via Misconfigured Firebase Databases

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More than 4,000 Android apps that use Google’s cloud-hosted Firebase databases are ‘unknowingly’ leaking sensitive information on their users, including their email addresses, usernames, passwords, phone numbers, full names, chat messages and location data. The investigation, led by Bob Diachenko from Security Discovery in partnership with Comparitech, is the result of an analysis of 15,735… Read more »

Google Cleans Play Store of Nearly 600 Apps for Ad Policy Violation

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Google reacted severely against nearly 600 Android apps in Play Store that were violating two ad-related policies by kicking them out of the repository. The penalty went further with banning the apps from the company’s ad monetization platforms (Google AdMob and Google Ad Manager), essentially cutting authors any hope of getting revenue from their apps… Read more »

Android Malware: Joker Still Fools Google’s Defense, New Clicker Found

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  Joker malware that subscribes Android users to premium services without consent is giving Google a hard time as new samples constantly bypass scrutiny and end up in Play Store. The malware is under constant development and new samples found in the official Android repository seem to be created specifically to avoid Google’s detection mechanisms…. Read more »