Bouncer- Google’s unique way to prevent malware
Google has always retained that the Android market is never affected by Malware, even though it is not immune to it. Recently, it was found out that a technology called 'Bouncer' was used to monitor Android apps for malware. A bouncer has the facility to identify and remove the apps that contains spyware, Trojans and malware.
Bouncer is a tool that automatically scans the applications on the Android App Store/Android Market and in the developer accounts. It constantly checks the apps and removes the application immediately if it finds anything that can potentially harm the users or anything that seems top be suspicious.
As noted by Google, from the time a Bouncer is operating, the malware levels have gone down. Google also claimed that since the second half of the last year, there has been a deduction of 40% in the malicious downloads.
New features and innovations added by Android platform for the purpose of security of applications -
Addition of latest android security layer: Bouncer - a new service developed by Google gives automated scanning of Android market for malicious software. There are some services which perform a set of analysis on new applications which are present in the Android market and developer accounts. Usually when an application is uploaded, the service gets a chance to analyze it for the known spyware, malware and Trojans. There is a process by which we can run all the apps on Google's cloud infrastructure and also simulate that how it will run on an Android gadget to look for malicious behavior.
Decrease in the Android malware downloads: There has been 40% decrease in the number of potentially malicious downloads from the Android market. This drop is actually seen at the time when anti-malware and security software selling companies claim that malicious applications are on rise.
Less potency factor: In order to use new services to avoid malware, Android was designed from the start to make the mobile malware less troublesome. As far as PC model is concerned, malware has got a lot of possibility to misuse your information. Following are the core security features of Android:
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