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Google to More Proactively Scan Apps for Malware

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Apr 10, 2014, 12:11 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Google today said it is taking a new measure to protect Android devices and their owners against bad apps. Google already uses a program called Verify Apps to scan them before they are installed on handsets. Beginning today, Google will continually scan devices to make sure all apps are behaving in a safe manner, even after they've been installed. Google said most people will never see a warning or any other indication that this additional layer of protection exists; however, Google noted that it expects warnings to show up on some phones here and there. Owners of Android-based devices do not need to take any steps to receive this protection from Google.

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Shakezula84

Apr 10, 2014, 12:53 PM

check earlier

Shouldnt google check earlier, like when the app is uploaded to the Play Store?

Just saying. If its malware then pull the app.
They do check the app.
The entire point of malware is that it is hidden, if malware was easy to find it wouldn't be the problem that it is.
Charles Bigelow

Apr 11, 2014, 9:40 AM

Google is......

Practically malware in its own way. Evil or Very Mad
How are they malware?
KoalaK

Apr 11, 2014, 3:24 PM
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Can you say Big Brother?

Google said most people will never see a warning or any other indication that this additional layer of protection exists [...]

What's really alarming is that they don't even ask permission to scan your apps NOR WILL THEY WARN YOU. The people who are downloading bad apps should just deal with the consequences like the adults they are. There are numerous resources to fix the problem should you download one.
So what if they scan the APK? None of my information is in the APK.
 
 
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