'The official Google Play Store has been identified as the primary
source of malware installs on Android devices in a recent academic
study -- considered the largest one of its kind carried out to date.
From a report:
Using telemetry data provided by NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec),
researchers analyzed the origin of app installations on more than 12
million Android devices for a four-month period between June and
September 2019. In total, researchers looked at more than 34 million
APK (Android application) installs for 7.9 million unique apps. [...]
The results showed that around 67% of the malicious app installs
researchers identified came from the Google Play Store.
Google did not respond to a request for comment made by ZDNet almost
three weeks ago.'
-- source: https://tech.slashdot.org/story/20/11/11/198244
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