Check Point researchers have reported a flaw to Google, spotted in one of Android's security mechanisms. It also only applies to devices that are on Android 5.1 Lollipop or newer. "There have been numerous instances in the past when malicious applications made their way in Google Play and eventually on user devices", Arsene said.
Google is already losing focus on Android Nougat as its shuts down the beta program, making way for the new and more powerful Android O coming out this year, presumably to be released to the public alongside the Google Pixel 2 range of smartphones in October 2017. "Plus, there are plenty of third-party app marketplaces out there from where users can still download and install potentially malicious apps". However, this soon caused problems, as this permission is also used by legitimate apps, such as Facebook, which requires it for its Messenger chat heads feature.
In general, users will have greater control over notifications and which ones they want to see displayed onscreen.
The permission to access the user's private information or other sensitive resources, such as the contact list, is included in what Google refers to as "dangerous permissions". But within the APK file of the latest Android Auto update are hints that Google may be adding more cards to the home screen page.
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There is no way of knowing whether the app developer is telling the truth or going to use this for the Android permissions vulnerability issues.
"We took quick action to revoke all access granted to the attacker as well as steps to reduce and prevent harm from future variants of this type of attack", Google's director of counter abuse technology Mark Risher wrote in a blog post Friday.
"Since Google understood the problematic nature of this permission, and the apparent risks for user privacy it created the distinct process mentioned above to approve it". That would be way too much of a hassle though, so some sort of automated method, just maybe a little better than what Google has now, will likely be the solution.
As a result, Google backed off a bit from its security stance: in the Android 6.0.1 release, the alert window that popped up to warn you that a SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW was about to pop up...