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Watch out, Dangerous Applications Spread on Android



The discovery of malicious applications in the Google application store is very alarming

Warta Ekonomi.co.id, Bogor – The discovery of malicious applications in Google's application store made the company form an alliance with 3 security companies for consumers.

After years of failed combat malware and rogue applications that harm more than 2.5 billion devices, the company has finally taken concrete steps.

The alliance is named 'Defense Alliance app'. "Fighting evil actors in the ecosystem is our priority, but we know that someone can do it greater than us to protect users from attacks," Google said in an official blog post, quoted from Threat Post, Friday (11/08/2019).

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The three security companies include: ESET, Lookout, and Zimperium. Collaboration between the four parties aims to prevent the spread malware on Android mobile devices.

Google will combine the Google Play Protect detection system with the scanning engine of each partner to assess the risk of applications applying for publication. In its submission, Google also wrote, "our partners will analyze the application data set and act as a scanner before the application goes live on Play Store. "

ESET was chosen because of its experience in detecting and observing behavior malware on an Android device. In September, the company detected 172 rogue applications in Google's app store with 330 million installations on user devices.

Meanwhile, Lookout offers cloud computing security to prevent fraud attacks (phishing). Then, Zimperium will provide machine learning to identify cellular threats and IoT devices.

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