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Contact: Holly Evarts
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

PlayDrone, Columbia Engineering Team

Caption: Some of the secret keys, including Facebook and LinkedIn, were discovered by PlayDrone, a tool developed by Columbia Engineering researchers that uses hacking techniques to circumvent Google security to successfully download Google Play apps and recover their sources.

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