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Google partners with security firms to flag malicious apps before they hit the Play Store


Google is doing more to keep malicious apps away from the Play Store. The internet giant is partnering with three cybersecurity companies to flag malicious apps before they’re published on the Play Store. Google is calling this collaboration the App Defense Alliance.

With over 2.5 billion active users, Android is the most popular operating system in the world and Google claims that sheer number makes Android “an attractive target” for malicious activities. Android apps have been known to carry hidden malware or spyware an in some cases, even ransomware. The malicious apps have known to infect smartphones siphoning ...


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