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.
Google Inc. is rolling out Play Protect, the company’s latest tool to help protect users from malicious apps to Android users. Google Play Protect combines various Android security tools, like app scanning, previously known as Verify Apps, browser protection and an antitheft feature in the form of Google’s Find My Device app. Show More Summary
Play Protect, a security tool Google announced earlier this year, has made its way to many of today's Android smartphones. Play Protect is a set of features that Google created to keep Android phones safe from malware and other malicious applications. Show More Summary
There's a new interface to the app security on your phone. Google's new (and now properly branded) security system, Google Play Protect, is now widely available and should at this point be active on any phone with the latest version of Google Play Services. Show More Summary
Google is rolling out a security measure called Play Protect for Android devices. It’s actually just a clearer way of informing users about security scans that were already being made. Play Protect is effectively a higher-profile user...Show More Summary