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New software goes on the hunt for infected apps in Google Play store

A new piece of software allows users to scan an app in a unique way to determine if it's malicious

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Mar 7, 2014 7:16 am

Researchers from Saarland University in Germany created a unique piece of software designed to help keep Google Android users more secure. Specifically, the "Chabada" detection software helps scan apps to see if they are possibly infected.

 

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App functionality is quickly scanned, and the software is able to identify if an app does something overly suspicious. Google reportedly is interested to have the entire Google App store searched to see which malicious apps may have slipped in.

 

"Apps whose functionality is described in the app store should behave accordingly," said Andreas Zeller, Saarland University professor of software engineering, in a statement. "If that is not the case, they are suspect."

 

There is continued concern of malicious apps, especially ones that find their way into the Google store, so tools to help keep users better protected are important.

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