Android malware is on the rise, but the good news is that Google isn't sitting still for it. The search giant is reportedly readying a comprehensive anti-malware system for its mobile OS that will soon be able to spot malicious apps not just in the Google Play store, but also on Android devices themselves.I'm not sure just how useful this will end up being, but up until now the Android Marketplace has been a bit like the wild west. Steps to make it harder for the Bad Guys to pwn your phone are a welcome sign.
According to a report by the Android Police fan site, the latest, as-yet-unreleased build of the Google Play shopping app contains code snippets that suggest links to a future onboard malware scanner.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Better security for Android apps?
Google is getting aggressive with malware in the Android Marketplace. Good: