Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,415 Reviews & Articles | 42,763 News Posts

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.




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.


Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Hacking & Security news at our Hacking & Security news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Or Scroll Up Or Down