With monthly security updates on all android phones running the latest android versions, it’s evident that Google is taking security matters seriously. Android is the most used operating system in the world, in both mobile and desktop platform, therefore, hackers are motivated to target it every now and then. Google latest efforts reinforce their strict stand on security, meet Google Play Protect.
This new system will unify all of Android’s security features under one roof. Google Play Protect will scan apps on the play store to ensure that they are clean and that they follow the guidelines of that store. In fact, it is so effective that Google boasts that it can watch over a billion apps a day.
Still on the store, app updates will be scanned as well, a note informing you that no problems were found will be appearing on the top of the list.
Also, the system will use machine learning to monitor the apps installed on your phone to notice any malicious behaviour. Any concerns will be notified to the user and a suggestion to uninstall the app will be available.
In case you lose your device, the Play Protect will help you locate it, lock it or even ring it straight from the browser of another device.
This system will be rolling it to all devices over the next several days so be patient if the changes are yet to reflect on your phone.