Android vulnerabilities from sideloaded apps

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by BobbyPhoenix, Aug 9, 2016.

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Do you sideload apps?

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

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  2. Yes from anywhere I feel like

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  3. No

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  4. No, but I think about doing so sometimes

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  1. BobbyPhoenix

    BobbyPhoenix New Member

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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
     
  2. vasily_bagirov

    vasily_bagirov Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I think this thread belongs more to Offtopic section rather than 'Adguard for Android'.
     
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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:)