The Android system in mobile smart terminals accounts for the vast majority of mobile operating systems. Due to the openness of the Android system, various types of application software in the Android market are emerging one after another, and security threats such as malware of the Android system are constantly appearing. On Google Security Blog, Google announces to cooperate with three mobile security software vendors EST, Lookout and Zimperium to form an “App Defense Alliance” to jointly combat malware on Android.
Google said that the above partners have effectively cracked down on malware and have been recognized by industry analysts. Three security partners may share Android app samples with Google, which can be tagged and categorized for further processing when malware is discovered. Users can also report potential malware through the App Defense Alliance.
Dave Kleidermacher, head of Android security and privacy, said:
“This is all with the goal of, together, reducing the risk of app-based malware, identifying new threats, and protecting our users.”
“Our number one goal as partners is to ensure the safety of the Google Play Store, quickly finding potentially harmful applications and stopping them from being published.”