Wired: How Malware Keeps Sneaking Past Google Play’s Defenses

Wired: How Malware Keeps Sneaking Past Google Play’s Defenses. “THE STANDARD ADVICE for Android users to avoid downloading malicious apps is simple: Only get apps from the official Google Play Store. Unlike third-party app stores that are generally difficult to vet and validate, Google Play has built-in mechanisms to screen every app for malware, ransomware, and assorted sketchiness. So why, then, has so much malware slipped through lately?”