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Here's Why You Still Need Android Antivirus Protection

Google Play Protect bears the dubious honor of being the only Android program evaluated by AV-Test that doesn’t routinely protect its users.

It’s Safer Internet Day: key tools to protect yourself online

We are committed to making the internet a better, safe place for everyone. Whether it’s Google Play Protect automatically checking apps to keep your data and device safe, machine learning detecting harmful content on YouTube, or privacy controls in My Account allowing you to manage your data, we want you to feel safe while exploring Google. Show More Summary

Google Play removed 700,000 bad apps in 2017, 70% more than in 2016

Google today shared details of Google Play’s efforts to protect Android users with its teams of engineers, policy experts, product managers, and operations professionals that monitor the store for misleading, inappropriate, or harmful apps. In 2017, Google removed more than 700,000 apps that violated Google Play’s policies, or 70 percent more apps than the year […]

Google partners with Appthority to protect enterprises from unsafe Android apps

In the past few weeks, Google Inc. has had to remove dozens of apps from Google Play after they were found to contain malware. The search giant’s latest partnership aims to address security concerns of this nature for companies whose employees use Android. Show More Summary

Tizi: Detecting and blocking socially engineered spyware on Android

Posted by Anthony Desnos, Megan Ruthven, and Richard Neal, Google Play Protect security engineers and Clement Lecigne, Threat Analysis Group Google is constantly working to improve our systems that protect users from Potentially Harmful Applications (PHAs). Show More Summary

Google Play Protect dead last in Android security ranking

4 months agoTechnology :

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

Antivirus testing lab says Google Play Protect is completely useless against malware

4 months agoTechnology / Google : Phandroid

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’s own Play Store antivirus system is disturbingly unreliable

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 Fails Android Antivirus Tests

4 months agoTechnology : Tom's Guide

Google Play Protect performed miserably against other antivirus products, letting through twice as much malware as the next-worst product.

All Trick, No Treat: Fraudulent Zombie Apps Return to Google Play Store

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

Massive Android malware outbreak detected in the Google Play app store

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

SafetyNet Verify Apps API, Google Play Protect at your fingertips

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

New DDoS malware lived in 300 Android apps on Google Play

6 months agoTechnology / Google : Phandroid

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 adds Play Protect logo to certified Android devices

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

Google to brand certified Android devices with Play Protect logo

The Android maker will certify devices that run authentic Google apps and use the proper security and permissions model.

Google Play Protect: Android’s New Security System Explained

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

Google offering Play Protect branding on certified devices

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 Play Protect program will label Android devices as “safe and secure”

Google has just announced that devices certified by the Google Play Protect program will say so on their packaging.

Phones certified by Google will now feature Play Protect branding on the retail box

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

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