More than 500 Google Play Store apps used an SDK capable of installing malicious spyware

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  • ciderrules

    I seem to remember some Android “expert” here talking about how there was only 0.05% of devices infected with malware from Google Play (according to Google themselves).

    How do you reconcile 100 million downloads and 0.05% of devices? I’d love to see the creative math needed to make those numbers work.

    • Homer J. Simpson

      You see, it’s this thing called time. Time changes things. Data from before a certain time might be different from what it is now. Especially if they didn’t know about this malicious SDK before, so 100 M downloads didn’t account for infections before the time this was discovered. Thats what time does it changes things. Time – google it, it’ll blow your mind.

    • h2oflyer

      Time is just a measurement of movement and it started with the Big Bang.

  • h2oflyer

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