Google: Less than 0.001% of Android apps breach security

Posted on Wednesday, October 09 2013 @ 12:08 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Google Android Security Chief Adrian Ludwig revealed claims about Android being insecure are totally false. Ludwig claims Google's data shows that fewer than 0.001 percent of app installations on Android are able to breach through all of Android's layers of security, and this specifically includes apps from outside Google Play.
Until now, Google hasn't talked about malware on Android because it did not have the data or analytic platform to back its security claims. But that changed dramatically today when Google's Android Security chief Adrian Ludwig reported data showing that less than an estimated 0.001% of app installations on Android are able to evade the system's multi-layered defenses and cause harm to users. Android, built on an open innovation model, has quietly resisted the locked down, total control model spawned by decades of Windows malware. Ludwig spoke today at the Virus Bulletin conference in Berlin because he has the data to dispute the claims of pervasive Android malware threats.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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