Google Addresses Android’s Biggest Security Problem: Accessibility Services

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Google has emailed Android app developers and has informed them of plans to remove all apps that misuse the Accessibility service from the Play Store.

The Android Accessibility service is an Android API designed to help app developers create apps for users with disabilities. The API works by allowing an application programmatic access over actions that in normal circumstances require user physical interaction. For example, the Accessibility Service can mimick taps and swipes on UI elements to navigate users through various screens.

Source: www.bleepingcomputer.com

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