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Android Q steps up the fight up against overlay-based malware
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Android Q steps up the fight up against overlay-based malware

by Ctrl,Alt,Delete BotMarch 16, 2019

One of the bigger developer-facing changes we’ve spotted in Android Q is a mild deprecation of the SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW permission which controls overlays. (Think Facebook’s chat heads or those Pokémon Go stats apps and you should get the idea.) Sideloaded apps on Android Q will see that permission revoked after 30 seconds, and the permission is being taken away entirely on the “Go” version of Android Q.

Technically, that’s “Android Q (Go edition)” — brackets and all, I’m not kidding — but it’s a ridiculous name and I won’t use it.

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Android Q steps up the fight up against overlay-based malware was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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