RSS LinkedIn Google Plus

Call us: 0800 014 9884

Google adds new security layer

Google_adds_new_security_layer_9991

Google introduces its Android bouncer

Google has unveiled a security service that automatically scans the Android Market for malicious software.

In a bid to improve Android security, Google has developed a Bouncer service which analyses all new and existing applications for malware, spyware and Trojans. What’s more, every app will run in the Google cloud infrastructure to test how it is likely to perform on an Android device. To improve the safety measures even further, the Google Bouncer service analyses new developer accounts in order to prevent malicious repeat-offenders from returning.

This scanning process begins automatically once an app has been uploaded. And, the trio of tests is designed to work without disturbing user experience. The service has already been running undetected for a number of months, suggesting that the new Bouncer service works without affecting the speed or performance of the Android Market.

The Android Bouncer results

Since the development of the new Google security service, it has been announced that the number of malicious apps on the Android Market has dropped dramatically. Hiroshi Lockheimer, vice president of engineering for Android, stated: “Between the first and second halves of 2011, we saw a 40 per cent decrease in the number of potentially-malicious downloads from Android Market.”

Adrian Mursec, senior developer at theEword, said: “The testing and removal of malicious malware from the Android Market allows Google to protect its customers and their phones. This will provide Android users with a sense of security which should help to improve brand loyalty as Google is showing that they have their customers’ best interests at heart.”

Written by lauren_knowles_swapLauren Knowles

Testimonials

"theEword soon became an essential extension to our internal online marketing team."

~ Screwfix Bathrooms ~

  Screwfix Bathrooms

"We are extremely happy with the online visibility achieved through SEO and PPC."

~ Pure Student Living ~

  Pure Student Living

"theEword has consistently produced great results; very happy with the service."

~ Parasol ~

  Parasol

"theEword team has excelled itself in terms of client service, campaign measurement and responsiveness."

~ Linder Myers ~

  Linder Myers

View more of our testimonials »

james_riches_swap

Bing makes ground in September UK search market share Monday 13th of October, 2014by James Riches Bing was the only major search engine to increase its UK market share in September, climbing 0.4 per cent as Google and Yahoo suffered slight dips.

More on this story »

Microsoft releases quick fire messaging app: Skype Qik Wednesday 15th of October, 2014by Martin Lindley Microsoft launches Skype Qik, a new instant messaging service which allows users to send video clips to their friends and family.

More on this story »
james_riches_swap

Google confirms first Penguin update for over a year Monday 20th of October, 2014by James Riches Google has confirmed that the Penguin algorithm was updated over the weekend. Site owners now face an anxious wait to see if they have been affected, either positively or negatively.

More on this story »
theEword - 3 hours ago

This Wizard of Oz-inspired wearable lets you click your heels to order a taxi or text your friends http://t.co/nNLN91Bx9N

Reply Retweet Favourite
theEword - 1 day ago

We're looking for a Marketing Manager to join our business development team. Interested? Read more here: http://t.co/NUVAzQjceN

Reply Retweet Favourite
theEword - 1 day ago

In case you missed it, Google updated its #Penguin algorithm over the weekend http://t.co/oO43SGWUOD

Reply Retweet Favourite
theEword - 1 day ago

Hope everyone has a great week! http://t.co/obstuw2odL

Reply Retweet Favourite
theEword - 1 day ago

The iPhone is now the perfect smartphone http://t.co/RAtLagfwv1

Reply Retweet Favourite

theEweekly Wrap: Oct 3 Friday 3rd of October, 2014by Dan Moores

More on this story »

theEweekly Wrap: Oct 10 Friday 10th of October, 2014by Martin Lindley This week: Facebook gets hyperlocal ads, Microsoft CEO has gender pay trouble, and comedy club starts pay per laugh system.

More on this story »

theEweekly Wrap: Oct 17 Friday 17th of October, 2014by Dan Moores theEweekly Wrap: Google readies Android 5.0, HBO plans streaming service, and U2 says sorry

More on this story »

Who loves theEword

Who loves theEword Who loves theEword