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i would not use cerberus. i just found a link that tells people how to use it to hack people's phones. it is basically gives remote access of the phone on a pc. and if given access hackers could then be anywhere and gain access to your phone.

if you want you can pm me and i will provide a link. i do not want this info soe readily available which is why i am not posting a link.

there is a reason why google pulled it off of the play store.
 
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There's quite a few apps and services called "cerberus" in the Play Store. Which particular one are you referring to?

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... i just found a link that tells people how to use it to hack people's phones. it is basically gives remote access of the phone on a pc. and if given access hackers could then be anywhere and gain access to your phone....

The pc access is what I want, and it is securely password protected with a unique user ID. It allows me to view through the camera, listen to audio, track in real time, wipe, enable/disable wifi, enable/disable bluetooth, sound alarms and many other remote commands. e.g., I've lost my phone, and a camera image or audio alarm might let me see that it's in a different room

Google, I'm sure, sees Cerberus as serious competition to its own "Find My Device" and wants to eliminate it in the same way that Micro$oft views a Linux dual-boot partition or mingw64 as malicious software.
 
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There's quite a few apps and services called "cerberus" in the Play Store. Which particular one are you referring to?
Cerberus was installed from the Play Store a year ago when I transition from a Nexus 6P to a Pixel 6; it was installed on the 6P several years ago and has proved its usefulness many times. It has since been removed from Play Store and doesn't show on your list.

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Cerberus was installed from the Play Store a year ago when I transition from a Nexus 6P to a Pixel 6; it was installed on the 6P several years ago and has proved its usefulness many times. It has since been removed from Play Store and doesn't show on your list.

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That particular “Cerberus" app is not something I've ever seen before. So can't really comment on it. If it's not on Play, does it have a website somewhere?
 
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well i have seen it on several hacker websites and that is not good. the good thing is that in order for a hacker to use cerberus, the hacker needs access to the phone so that they can download and install the app. the article i read made it so simple to do which is scary.

so there is no way that i can find to get rid of that warning. the fact that this is a known tool for hackers i can understand why google has the warning. you might just have to deal with it, if you choose to continue using the app.
 
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Wow, Cerburus - there's an app I haven't heard about in a long while. I do remember it being really handy back in the day... I guess that must have been around Android 4ish that I used it last?

As mentioned above, there are a number of security concerns regarding the Cerberus Anti-Theft app, and it having been removed from the Play Store for violating policies isn't a good look either. There are other anti-theft / "find device" apps still available through the Play Store so I don't think it's a case of Google simply trying to shut down competition for their Find My Device service (which doesn't make them any money anyway).

Personally, I would ditch Cerberus and go for another solution instead. Many could likely be augmented a bit with Tasker or a similar automation app to provide more capabilities while still preserving the Play Protect protection.


If you're insisting upon using a potentially insecure app, though, try going to Settings > Security & privacy > App security, tap the gear icon at the top of the screen, and disable Scan apps with Play Protect and Improve harmful app detection.
 
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