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Google adds new security layer

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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

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