The Android ecosystem is formed by more than 2 and a half billion devices and is by far the most popular mobile operating system in the world. When you are so large, it is inevitable to attract malicious people. To defend users over time, Google has implemented a series of tools to defend Android. A big step forward has been made with the arrival of Play Protect that every day scans about 50 billion apps on smartphones and tablets.
From today this system is going to become even safer with the advent of App Defense Alliance. BigG has decided to collaborate with others large companies dedicated to information security (Eset, Lookout and Zimperium) to reduce the risk of malware in apps. Through one combination of machine learning and heuristic analysis any abuses will be identified by exploiting the expertise of the individual companies.
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This new tool will come integrated into Play Protect in order to analyze all the apps waiting to be loaded on the Play Store. However, this is a two-way street, so developers can also request a scan about your work and get results. In short, given the level of the partners, it is an important move to create synergy on a delicate subject that is increasingly at the center of attention.
Via: Venture BeatSource: Google