Recently I noticed that APKs generated in Android Studio (v. 2.3.3) have different inner structure than before. What caught my attention was especially the folder named
HACKED-META-INF. Does anybody know what is the purpose of this folder? It contains following files:
Recently I updated to build tools to 26.0.2 and compileSdkVersion to 26. Could that be related?
“The theory is that if you tamper with either the META-INF files or the app itself, for example to replace files in the package with malware-infected imposters, Android will block the package to protect you from catastrophe.”
hope this helps 🙂