Thousands of Android Malware Apps Use Stealthy APKs to Bypass Security


According to a recent study by Zimperium, Android malware is increasingly employing a cunning technique to evade antivirus software, which is cause for alarm. The likelihood of this APK being examined is decreased because it might be installed on Android devices running an OS version higher than Android 9 Pie (API 28).

Researchers claim that it was accomplished by utilizing an unsupported decompression method in the APK, which functions much like a zip file.x000D Although the method was first demonstrated in 2014, it is only recently that security researchers have started to see its effects.x000D For instance, Zimperium discovered over 3,000 APKs that used this dubious compression method in the wild.

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