Oct 162015
 

Ars Technica reports
that a handful of app distributors are putting many Android users at risk by
bundling root exploits with their wares. “It took just one month of part-time work for the computer scientists to reverse engineer 167 exploits from a single provider so they could be reused by any app of their choosing. Ultimately, the researchers concluded that the providers, by providing a wide array of highly customized exploits that are easy to reverse engineer and hard to detect, are putting the entire Android user base at increased risk.
How a few legitimate app developers threaten the entire Android userbase (Ars Technica)
Source: LWN.Net