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
Apps and games are ridiculously popular, but unfortunately they can be used as a means to get malicious software onto a smartphone or tablet. Google has been working to keep that kind of software away from users for some time, but today they are taking yet another step towards the ultimate goal of keeping Android [...]
Google calls Play Protect the "security system that never sleeps." It aims to automatically scan your Android device for malware around the clock.
The security features are now arriving to phones running Google Play Services version 11 or higher.
Google has released Google Play Protect, a security suite designed to keep your Android safe. Play Protect resides on your handset, scanning your device around the clock. It also scans apps to make sure they’re behaving as they should, and lets you browse Chrome with confidence. Show More Summary
In an effort to keep Android users safe from malware on their phones, Google is rolling out its Play Protect security features to all devices running Google Mobile Services 11 and up. Google says it’ll automatically scan apps from the...Show More Summary
Google is acting on its promise to further guard your Android phone against rogue apps. The company tells us that it's rolling out its Play Protect home screen to every Android device running Google Mobile Services 11 or newer. If you...Show More Summary
Anura, the fraud protection software from eZanga that identifies bots and human fraud, is out with an alarming new report. Shared with MMW on Tuesday, the report summary indicates that more than 1,300 apps in the Google Play store contain...Show More Summary
Cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of high-profile cyberattacks like WannaCry in order to trick victims into downloading malware.
Adding reCAPTCHA functionality is but another tool for Android developers to keep their apps secure. Machine learning and security were big themes at Google I/O, including making the Google Play Protect service more visible to users....Show More Summary
Scammers are using the unprecedented, global coverage of the spread of the WannaCry ransomware to dupe Android users into downloading bogus apps that pretend to provide protection against it, despite the fact that WannaCry only works on Windows computers. Show More Summary
Enterprise customers need intelligent security tools to protect their data as part of a successful mobile deployment. Android is built with enterprise security in mind, from the platform to the security services that now check 50 billion apps a day. Show More Summary
Google is giving its anti-malware service a more prominent position in Android and it's working on a partial fix for its version fragmentation problem.
Google is rolling out new security features to Android to help keep you and your device protected: here's the lowdown.
Since Google introduced Android Device Manager in 2013 it has updated the feature periodically, but the latest change gives it a new name -- Find My Device -- and a few new features. It's now a part of the Google Play Protect service mentioned earlier during I/O, and most Android owners should see an update for it on their devices. Show More Summary
Google today launched the first Android O beta (think of it as the second Android O developer preview). You can start testing your apps against this release by downloading the new preview from developer.android.com/preview. The preview includes an updated SDK with system images for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel […]