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Google Intros 'Bouncer' Security System for Android Market

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Feb 2, 2012, 3:45 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Google today announced that it is taking more active measures to keep malware out of the Android Market. It said it is using a new service that it calls Bouncer to sweep through the Market for potentially malicious software It scans new applications, applications already in Android Market, and developer accounts for known malware, spyware, trojans and for apps that may be misbehaving. Google says that Bouncer has been running for a while now, and has seen the incidences of malware and spyware drop significantly in the last few quarters. Google also notes that it has built Android with security in mind, and sandboxes applications — meaning that can't always share data back and forth. It also reminds users to use the permissions listings for each application, which could identify malware. Last, it said Android is designed to prevent malware from modifying the platform or hiding, so it can be easily removed if necessary.


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Feb 2, 2012, 7:46 PM


This is welcome news. I don't know exactly how rampant or bad the malware issue is with the Android Marketplace, but this can never be a bad thing.
I've been using Android smart phones for nearly 2 full years and haven't had any problems with malware.
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