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Newly discovered adware digs its claws deep into Android, is nearly impossible to remove

Derek Walter | Nov. 6, 2015
Security researchers found over 20,000 adware samples hiding in apps that masquerade as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and other popular services.

Such an issue could be a particular headache for enterprise, as the apps with root access would then be able to get their hands on sensitive company data. 

However, it reaffirms that unless you really know what you’re doing, you should avoid rooting your phone and venturing out to such uncharted waters. And, again, stick to the Google Play Store and Amazon App Store, where software is tested for malware and digitally signed before being made available.

 

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