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got a warning from Google playstore #27

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paulle opened this Issue Apr 16, 2018 · 20 comments

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paulle commented Apr 16, 2018

Got a warning from playstore, saying please uninstall this app because exodus privacy can harm your device.
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Schoumi commented Apr 16, 2018

Do you have a screen of this? or can you make one?

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stom79 commented Apr 16, 2018

Strange that it comes from Playstore itself and they let the app on their market. What's your device manufacturer and OS version? Do you have in "Settings" -> "Advanced settings" -> "Security" Something like: "Scan device for security threads"?

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Schoumi commented Apr 16, 2018

You install from the playstore or from another source ?

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Schoumi commented Apr 16, 2018

Can you take a screenshot even if it's in german. It will help us to find whats going on.

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klorydryk commented Apr 16, 2018

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Installed via F-Droid, Android 7.1.2 (LineAgeOS), Google Store v9.6.11-all

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stom79 commented Apr 17, 2018

What is the result in "Settings" -> "Google" -> "Security" -> "Google Play Protect"?
There are of course no issues with the APK from Fdroid.

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paulle commented Apr 17, 2018

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paulle commented Apr 17, 2018

The warning has gone, I changed nothing.

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stom79 commented Apr 17, 2018

It was likely a FP. Play protect has an option enabled by default to scan apps that are not in their market.

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kRush- commented Apr 20, 2018

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Trying to install from f-droid: blocked by play protect, this app could track your location.

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jawz101 commented Apr 23, 2018

Well I've never had that pop-up come up with the numerous other apps I get from F-Droid. They have to be flagging it for something else. Like revealing their business model.

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TPS commented Jun 3, 2018

I, too, am having this issue, but I obviously trust the build @ F-Droid over the 1 @ GPlay. Anyone know who to complain to?

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stom79 commented Jun 3, 2018

@Schoumi Does the app only query the apps on the device or does it synchronize the db from exodus locally?
If it's the first option, that's true that exodus server through calls (app id & IP) can know what apps are installed on a device.
Also, one sync per day of the db locally will avoid that issue. The app will only need crossing these results with installed apps. It would also fix #29
It would be also less costly for the exodus server and clients.

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TPS commented Jun 4, 2018

@stom79 But the problem isn't that, right? It's about why the GPlay build passes Play Protect when the F-Droid 1 fails, when they're both (presumably) built from identical source, AFAIK.

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stom79 commented Jun 4, 2018

Yes, the app doesn't use product flavors, so the only difference is the app signature. I don't understand why one is flagged and not both, or none of them.
That said, I only highlighted a potential fix for this issue that keeps to be reported even months after the first report. And I guess after complains to Google to fix this FP.

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ghost commented Sep 27, 2018

Google, whatsapp etc.. mislead users many times.

I got a warning for using K9 Mail that security standards are outdated and switch to gmail. Heck, I haven't yet seen openpgp in their apps

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