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Google Android Bouncer Security Scanner
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msg:4413837
 9:44 am on Feb 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

Google Android Bouncer Security Scanner [googlemobile.blogspot.com]
The last year has been a phenomenal one for the Android ecosystem. Device activations grew 250% year-on-year, and the total number of app downloads from Android Market topped 11 billion. As the platform continues to grow, we’re focused on bringing you the best new features and innovations - including in security.

Adding a new layer to Android security
Today we’re revealing a service we’ve developed, codenamed Bouncer, which provides automated scanning of Android Market for potentially malicious software without disrupting the user experience of Android Market or requiring developers to go through an application approval process.

The service performs a set of analyses on new applications, applications already in Android Market, and developer accounts.


Google raises the security bar for Android. Clearly, it won't be 100 secure, but the extra layer helps.

 

lorax




msg:4413883
 1:07 pm on Feb 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

I'm glad they're doing this. The Android OS is very new to me and I'm not sure I could clean out the OS of a malicious app even if I did find one.

dstiles




msg:4414068
 9:34 pm on Feb 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

So they will no longer stock bad apps? That would make a nice change.

mrguy




msg:4414073
 9:46 pm on Feb 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

It took them how long and how many infected phones?

They should of did this from the begining.

With their new Wallet thing, security is a must. No way no how would I enter or use a CC on a droid phone.

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