Expert Comment – Google Warns Huawei Owners Against ‘Sideloading’ Its Apps

Google has warned people not to bypass the ban on Google apps that affects newer Huawei phones. Manually installing app files found online is highly risky, as the files can be compromised.


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Dmitry Kurbatov, CTO ,  Positive Technologies
February 26, 2020
Many people will choose to ignore this notification and allow their device to download apps from unverified sources.
The recent warning from Google urging people to not bypass the ban on Google Apps for new Huawei phones shines a spotlight on the vulnerabilities and threats in mobile applications. Despite the ongoing political debate over the security implications of Huawei, mobile operators need to make sure that subscribers are aware of the risks associated with downloading certain mobile apps more widely. In ....
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