Reply to post: But which app is the bad one?

Barcode scan app amassed millions of downloads before weird update starting popping open webpages...

YetAnotherLocksmith Silver badge

But which app is the bad one?

As ever, it is another bad app with a common name! If the Play Store did just one simple thing to boost security, it would be to give every App a unique store ID! Then this sort of story could say "Barcode scanner, program ID Y6D88" and then all us humans could tell which exact program was the bad one!

I recall when one of the popular "flashlight" apps went bad, and there were about 1000 apps called the same name. Stop it, Google!

You'd also be able to recommend a specific app, instead of the current ludicrous "search 'xyz' in the Play store" gamble.

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