Move over, Joker: Harly malware infects millions of Android phones

Even the most benign looking Android apps on the Google Play Store can be dangerous as cybercriminals continue to devise clever ways to bundle malware with popular apps.

In fact, to 2020 study (opens in new tab) (PDF) from NortonLifeLock found that two-thirds of Android malware comes through Google Play. This makes sense as it is the largest official Android app store and comes pre-installed on the best Android phones.

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