Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Google begins clamping down on apps misusing Accessibility Services access

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Therefore, if the developers do not agree with Google on this one, they app will be removed from the Play Store and their developer account could be deactivated. Another option for devs who are using the API is to remove any requests for accessibility services within their app. If yes, why aren't they being removed as well? "You can also choose to unpublish your app". It is important to note that a lot of apps are using Accessibility Services the right way.

Action required: If you aren't already doing so, you must explain to users how your app is using the 'android.permission.BIND_ACCESSIBILITY_SERVICE' to help users with disabilities use Android devices and apps.

Most Android malware groups will just shift focus to third-party store distribution, or focus on different methods to abuse the Play Store or ask for permission to the Accessibility service in ways that are not detected by Google at this time. You do not want apps that clog your storage.

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A bunch of handy apps on Android that let you do things like autofill passwords, copy content to your clipboard, and automate tasks, may soon no longer work on your mobile device because Google is changing the rules for accessing its platform's Accessibility Services, reports Android Police.

Developers are expected to show a visible explainer to users with how and why they're using that service.

All violations are tracked. The company also informs that repeated violations can call for a termination of the developer's account as well as related Google accounts after investigation. One of my colleagues will get back to you within 2 business days. Some applications, like LastPass, entirely rely on this API and can't function without it. Navigating to "Files" tab, users will be greeted by "Downloads", "Received files", "Images", "Videos", "Audio", and "Documents" where the app has automatically organised all your smartphone folders in the given categories. Many apps can get by harbouring less than one megabyte of cached data, while others like Chrome can rack up far more (it now has a 685 MB cache on my device). There's no way an app can enforce that. Most apps do use this feature and a lot of them have no real need to access this information. "There's no way to tell". We've reached out to Google for comment, and we will update this post when they respond.

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