Google has announced a partnership with several computer security vendors to remove dangerous applications from the Google Play Virtual Store.
Google giant, outdated. The company is urging antivirus vendors to resolve a serious issue with the Google Play Virtual Store
Called the "App Defense Alliance", the initiative includes Google, ESET, Lookout and Zimperium.
Google will integrate its own security solution, Play Protect, into partner company scan engines to identify dangerous applications before they reach the Google Play Virtual Store.
The initiative comes after several serious incidents involving dangerous applications downloaded directly from Google Play by Android smartphone users.
Last month, ESET researched a list of 172 Google Play apps installed on millions of devices, delivering malware, fraud, advertising or phishing when trying to retrieve user card information. .
Moreover, in recent days it has been discovered that the popular virtual keyboard, ai.type, is secretly subscribing users to various services.
In a report released this year, Google announced that only 0.08% of phones that downloaded apps exclusively from Google Play were affected by malicious apps in 2018.
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