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