Google Play’s Store & Hotel Hacks

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Recent news that over 500 apps downloaded more than 100 million times for Google’s official Play Market contained a secret backdoor that allowed developers to install a range of spyware at any time.  Moshe Elias, Director of Product Marketing at Allot Communications, provides an insight on this news below.

Moshe Elias, Director of Product Marketing at Allot Communications:

“Mobile users expect to be protected whether they’re using their device at their desk, on the train, or in their hotel room, and who better to fulfill this need than service providers? As we’ve seen with the recent Google Play malware-infested apps and hacked hotels across Europe, mobile users are under constant threat of attack from multiple channels, requiring a unified security approach with both on-net and off-net protection – something local providers can’t offer. This presents an opportunity for service providers to differentiate themselves to their subscribers through value-add security services, giving mobile users what they crave: around-the-clock protection, no matter where they might be.”


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