February 3, 2012

Meet Google's Tool for Jettisoning Android Malware, Dubbed "Bouncer"

If you're an Android user, you've no doubt seen the daunting recent reports about spikes in malware found in applications on Android Market. For example, late last year Juniper Networks reported a 472 percent increase in Android malware samples seen since July 2011. The company blamed the rise in malware on "no upfront review process" in Android Market (as opposed to the stringent review process at Apple) and other problems. Now, Google has confirmed that it is scanning applications in Android Market for malware, and is squarely focused on using technology solutions to police the problem.

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