Quoted on CSOOnline.com : Zscaler finds a ‘big number’ of Google Play apps with overly aggressive adware

Source Article. Zscaler finds a ‘big number’ of Google Play apps with overly aggressive adware

Google did not respond to a request for comment, but Sorin Mustaca, data security expert for AV vendor Avira, said Google has been working with AV companies since buying VirusTotal. The collaboration has focused on detecting suspicious apps on Google Play as quickly as possible.

Rather that reflecting a conflict between Google and AV vendors, Zscaler’s findings are more the result of the difference in which vendors detect adware, the fact there are thousands of apps to evaluate and the lack of a clear definition for privacy infringement, Mustaca said.

“I think that we will see in time a more clear guideline coming from Google in regards to ads,” he said.

 


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Sorin Mustaca

Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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