This crafty malware dropper sneaks past the toughest Google Android security defenses

Hackers have found a way to bypass Android’s “Restricted Settings” and install malware on a victim’s devices. 

Restricted Settings is a security feature first introduced in Android 13 that prevents apps downloaded from non-vetted sources (i.e. places other than the Google Play Store, or sideloaded apps) from accessing key Android settings, such as Accessibility, or Notification Listener.