[Help Net Security] Google reveals it is already scanning Android apps for malware. Google afirma que disposa d'un sistema (del que no ha revelat masses detalls) per detectar de forma automàtica qualsevol comportament anòmal a les aplicacions disponibles a la seva botiga Google Play:
"Here’s how it works: once an application is uploaded, the service immediately starts analyzing it for known malware, spyware and trojans", explains Hiroshi Lockheimer, VP of Engineering of the Android team. "It also looks for behaviors that indicate an application might be misbehaving, and compares it against previously analyzed apps to detect possible red flags."
"The service has been looking for malicious apps in Market for a while now, and between the first and second halves of 2011, we saw a 40% decrease in the number of potentially-malicious downloads from Android Market," says Lockheimer, contradicting the findings of many security companies