Android malware reduced by 50% – Google

Written by Punit

Android safety engineer Adrian Ludwig stated in a weblog publish that the general worldwide price of probably dangerous purposes put in dropped by almost 50% between the primary quarter and the fourth quarter of the year.

Ludwig famous over one billion Android units in use worldwide have safety by way of Google Play “which conducts 200 million safety scans of units per day” and that fewer than 1% of the units had probably dangerous apps put in in 2014. Android has long been seen as vulnerable to malware because it is an open platform and many devices run older versions of the mobile operating system. But Google’s report said its review “does not show any evidence of widespread exploitation of Android devices.”

For those devices which only use Google Play apps, the rate of potentially malicious apps was less than 0.15%, Google said.

Google has already made clear its intentions to focus more on reviewing policy violations in Google Play in hopes to reduce malware even further over the next year. Even though many users are still concerned with Android security, the company hopes this new report will bring those worries to an end.

Google has detailed everything in a very lengthy report, which you can find here.

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