Google thanks to "outsiders" to solve the situation of applications containing malware on Android

Google thanks to "outsiders" to solve the situation of applications containing malware on Android

Android, because of the ease of installing applications on third-party application markets, along with the entire open source ecosystem, is now encountering many applications that are implicitly installed in malware serving a variety of purposes. different. Even applications distributed through the Google Play Store have been spotted with malware or adware several times, which is ready to take advantage of smartphone users if they download them.

Now Google has to rely on security experts from other companies to help scan for hidden malware in Android apps. Recently they have formed an "alliance" of the App Defense Alliance, in cooperation with three antivirus software makers ESET, Lookout and Zimperium. In the past few years, all three companies have made efforts to detect malware on Android, and have a history of close cooperation, notifying Google what they found. They will now be able to use the Google Play Store API to pre-scan applications that are submitted to Android app market, pending distribution approval. If they are found to be malware, those applications will be immediately removed. The purpose of this alliance is to stop malware before the frontier app is officially launched on the Play Store.

According to Wired



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