Google Kicks Harmful Apps Out Of Google Play And Offers 5 Steps Against Social Engineering

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You’re always better off getting apps from reputable stores like Google Play than you are from potentially dodgy, at best unknown, third-party sites. But even Google Play isn’t immune from problems.

Mountain View periodically has to kick badly behaved apps out of its store, and last week saw one such expulsion. A number of apps afflicted with the Tizi backdoor were booted out. Tizi was able to root devices via old, known vulnerabilities. Google published a reminder of five steps your users can take to protect themselves against social engineering by potentially harmful apps:

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