Google steps up security for non-Play Store apps

Google steps up security for non-Play Store apps

Google, over the next few weeks, will beef up its security for apps installed from sources outside of the Google Play Store. According to details revealed at the RSA Conference, Google will enhance the protective measures for those apps which are installed from external sources.

While Google already does “Verify Apps” upon installation, it’s a one-time deal designed to block apps from bringing malware to the mobile device. Reportedly, the new feature will continue to monitor the apps over time and notify the user if anything suspicious happens. Android users will not have to do anything different to receive the enhanced security measures.

via CNET


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