Android vulnerabilities from sideloaded apps

Do you sideload apps?

  • Yes, but only from reputable sites/companies (like Adguard)

    Votes: 3 60.0%
  • Yes from anywhere I feel like

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • No

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • No, but I think about doing so sometimes

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    5

BobbyPhoenix

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So I was reading an article about these new vulnerabilities that affect Android phones that sideload apps, but I'm sure Adguard is not an issue as it's a reputable program/app, but I thought I'd share as Adguard is a sideloaded app, and I'm sure others may install other apps from outside the Play Store. Here's the link: http://pocketnow.com/2016/08/08/qualcomm-quadrooter
 

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Google Play does not ensure that the app you install from there is not a malware or adware. Every month I read about new malware found there. You know, it comes as no surprise as there is no review or moderation in GPlay.

So my opinion on this issue: do not install an app from any source unless it is a reputable app:)
 
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