Google Report Lauds Android Security Enhancements

April 6, 2015


Google has put some hard numbers behind the effectiveness of the security enhancements it has dropped into Android in the past year, and results show that things such as SE Linux (SE Android), Verify Apps and Safety Net have cut down on successful attacks against the Android operating system, significantly lowered the number of potentially harmful apps allowed onto devices, and reduced the opportunity for network-level attacks leveraging Android devices.

Google’s first Android Security Report, released today, highlights that fewer than one percent of Android devices had a harmful application installed, and 0.15 percent of devices that download only from Google Play had a harmful app installed.

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