San Francisco (Monitoring Desk): Google Inc. has warned its app developers not to use its accessibility services due to security reasons.
To better help users with disabilities, Android has a set of Accessibility Services that developers can use to improve their applications.
“Google is most likely cracking down on Accessibility Services use due to security reasons. While applications like LastPass use the available APIs to identify password fields
in other apps, this level of access can be used maliciously,” tech portal Android Police reported on Monday.
The new directive could have major ramifications for several apps, especially those intended for customisation or power users.”All violations are tracked. Serious or repeated violations of any nature will result in the termination of your developer account, and investigation and possible termination of related Google accounts,” Google said.