Independent antivirus testing organization AV Test published its September 2017 rankings for Android antivirus solutions. The organization has done so since 2013 by testing the protection and usability of Android security solutions.Show More Summary
Google Play Protect was supposed to be Google's big blanket of protection for Android users to ensure they don't install malware on their phones, but one firm says it's not nearly good enough.
Google is going through a rough patch this week – and things just got a little worse for the Mountain View company. In its latest monthly software review, independent antivirus testing firm AV-TEST inspected Google’s Play Protect – the...Show More Summary
Google Play Protect performed miserably against other antivirus products, letting through twice as much malware as the next-worst product.
Just in time for Halloween, zombie apps are back in the Google Play Store. And, this time, it’s all tricks and no treats. Anura, the next generation fraud protection software from eZanga that identifies bots, malware, and human fraud, has announced a re-emergence of fraudulent live wallpaper apps in the Google Play Store. Show More Summary
Less than a day after a report from RiskIQ Inc. found that app stores fail at providing protection to consumers, Google Play has proved its second place spot on the dangerous list in a massive new Android app malware outbreak. FirstShow More Summary
Posted by William Luh, Software Engineer Google Play Protect, which includes the Verify Apps security feature, helps keep users safe from harmful apps. Google Play Protect is available on all Android devices with Google Play installed...Show More Summary
The fight for internet security never ends on Android despite Google's best efforts to keep everyone protected. The latest malware epidemic has been revealed as WireX.
Google Inc. has announced that all its “Certified Android devices” will now include Play Protect branding on the devices’ packaging. With over two billion active devices around the world, Google’s certified Android devices act as a seal of approval that ensures users have a secure and stable experience via their Android device. Show More Summary
The Android maker will certify devices that run authentic Google apps and use the proper security and permissions model.
With so many viruses and other dangers out there, it’s not unusual that users look for ways to protect themselves. You may already have an app to prevent your Android device from getting infected, but Google has a little something extra for you. Show More Summary
Android’s diversity has long been a blessing and a curse. A myriad of options are available for any price point or interest, but fragmentation and security have been sticking points. Google has implemented several initiatives to combat the issues, and the company has a new program in place to benefit security. Certified secure devices [...]
Google has just announced that devices certified by the Google Play Protect program will say so on their packaging.
Google is making it easier to find phones that are certified to run the Play Store. Google has always had a certification process for manufacturers in order to bundle its services, collectively called Google Mobile Services — which include the Play Store, Chrome, Gmail, YouTube, Photos, Maps, and Drive. Show More Summary
The anti-malware features leverage Google's machine learning platform to monitor apps for suspicious behavior, removing them from your phone before they can cause damage. The post ‘Google Play Protect’ Android Security Suite Is Now Rolling Out appeared first on ExtremeTech.
A new family of spyware being called Lipizzan. In their latest blog post, the Android Security team talks about how they were able to quickly identify 20 such apps and what they did to protect users.
Android smartphones have always been the subject of malware attacks via rogue apps. Recently there are a number of malware attacks on the Play store that targeted the Android devices. The security infrastructure of the Android has always been vulnerable to the dubious apps looking sneak into the user’s smartphones. Show More Summary
When parents download a learning or gaming app from the “Designed for Families” section of the Google Play store, they likely assume that those apps keep their kids’ data safe. After all, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) prohibits website operators and app developers from tracking or collecting personal data from children under the […]
Using Google Play Protect to keep your phone safe requires no user input whatsoever, although it couldn't hurt to check that it's active.