Researchers have found a way to deliver a malicious app to Android users by hiding it into what seems to be an encrypted image file, which is then delivered via a legitimate, seemingly innocuous wrapper app.
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Knowingly or unknowingly to the user, some apps can collect GPS data, grab your contact information, your phone ID, email address, etc.
Large companies such as Google and Facebook have dedicated teams that review bug submissions, verify valid bugs and reward security researchers, but that can be time and cost-prohibitive for most companies.
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