Existence of Android malware is a reality, and major chunk of the users believes it to be a remote threat at its best. Also, it’s been seen that as long as users install apps from trusted sources and keep their security solutions updated, safety seems great. But, for all those who deem that the decent security at Android can’t get any better, we would only say, think again. A new update which will get released few weeks from now will help in making an important modification to the Verify Apps feature by Google.
Verify App, currently does a quick check of any of the apps, whenever a user is trying to install them on their Android device. The tool scans the apps, covering even the sideloaded apps, trying to find any code that can exploit the security vulnerability of the device or can lead to compromising the system’s security by alerting about an unseen risk in the future.
The apps moreover function like security cops who work in a town just to keep the criminals or unethical beings out of the city’s limit, without doing anything about the internal security. In order to stay updated about any app that is trying to go out of its way to prevent Google scanning, Verify Apps is anticipated to mature into a system that will now search for malware on a continuous basis and not just at the time of installing that app.
The project’s release date has still not been unveiled, but this will arrive like an update to Google Play Services. It’s thus expected that this will be available on devices that run even the older version of Android, which is Android 2.3 Gingerbread.