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Sockbot Android malware discovered in eight popular apps on Google Play

1 month ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

If you still aren't being cautious about which apps you choose to download on your Android phone or tablet, perhaps this latest report will convince you to start taking the warnings seriously. This month, Symantec discovered a new type of Android malware called Sockbot which poses as legitimate apps on Google Play and then adds the devices of users who downloaded the app to a botnet, allowing attackers to create fake ad traffic.
Symantic claims that at least eight Sockbot apps have been identified, each of which has been downloaded between 600,000 and 2.6 million times. The stated purpose...
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Google says its hidden app menu button is a bug that will be fixed

Google says its hidden app menu button is a bug that will be fixed

1 month ago   |   By MobileSyrup

The hidden app menu button that was discovered on the second-generation Pixels is a bug, according to Google. The feature, discovered by Android Police , is an invisible button located to the far right of the virtual navigation buttons that, in some apps, automatically pops up the menu - a call back to the menu buttons of early Android. Hidden Google Pixel 2 menu button is pretty useful for Google Chrome pic.twitter.com/gO8NM8fTIu - Rose Behar October 18, 2017 Through MobileSyrup ‘s own testing, we found a number apps supported the hidden menu button, including Google apps like Chrome...
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Google Improves Visibility of Instant Apps with 'Try It Now' Button

Google Improves Visibility of Instant Apps with 'Try It Now' Button

1 month ago   |   By Phone Scoop

Google today outlined a number of improvements it has made to the Play Store in order to help both consumers and developers make the most of Android apps and games. The most significant user-facing change is the addition of a "Try It Now" button that accompanies Instant Apps in the Play Store. This allows people to jump right into the app for sampling purposes without downloading or installing the full application. The idea is to give people a taste of what the app or game delivers without requiring them to download or pay for it right away. Google believes this will boost download numbers...
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Google Play Store now lets you try out apps before downloading - CNET

Google Play Store now lets you try out apps before downloading - CNET

1 month ago   |   By CNET

You can now try out select Android apps without downloading them first.
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Google offers bug bounty to clean up mobile apps

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO - Google is offering security experts a bounty to identify Android app flaws as the Alphabet Inc unit seeks to wipe out bugs from its Google Play store.
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Google Play Store Launches Bug Bounty Program to Protect Popular Android Apps

1 month ago   |   By The Hacker News

Better late than never.
Google has finally launched a bug bounty program for Android apps on Google Play Store, inviting security researchers to find and report vulnerabilities in some of the most popular Android apps.
Dubbed "Google Play Security Reward," the bug bounty program offers security researchers to work directly with Android app developers to find and fix vulnerabilities in their
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New Google Bug Bounty Program Hunts Android App Flaws

1 month ago   |   By PCMag

Google is partnering with HackerOne to incentivize security research on Android.
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Google matches Apple by reducing Play Store fee for Android app subscriptions

Google matches Apple by reducing Play Store fee for Android app subscriptions

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

Google today announced that it will follow Apple's lead in lowering the amount of money app developers must pay for mobile subscriptions processed through the Play Store. Back in June 2016, Apple introduced a new policy for its App Store to encourage developers to sell subscriptions as in-app purchases within iOS. That involved reducing the standard App Store transaction fee from 30 percent to 15 percent. It took effect in September of last year.
Now, Google is doing the same. Similar to Apple's approach, an Android developer selling a subscription service will be eligible for the cut so...
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Google adds ‘try now' button on Play Store listings to highlight Android Instant Apps

Google adds ‘try now' button on Play Store listings to highlight Android Instant Apps

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

Google is adding a new “try now” button to Android apps in the Play Store that support the company's Android Instant Apps feature. Instant Apps, first announced last year and opened to all developers back in May, let users immediately try out an app without having to download it. This is generally achieved by relying on deep linking between different areas of the app, similar to how one would navigate to specific parts of a website. The goal is to give users a quick, purposeful experience that falls somewhere between a full-fledged app and the clunkiness of the mobile web.
With “try now”...
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Google will pay you $1000 to hack some of Android's most popular apps

Google will pay you $1000 to hack some of Android's most popular apps

1 month ago   |   By TechCrunch

Details are light at the moment, but a bit of news out of Google's Playtime developer event this morning: the company is launching a Google Play bug bounty program that'll encourage researchers to poke around and look for vulnerabilities in some of Android's most popular third-party apps. Called the “Google Play Security Reward” program, the new program aims to...
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