Google: Android security is stronger than ever

The company scanned 6 billion apps per day in the last year as part of its effort to secure Android’s far-flung landscape.

By Derek Walter

“Android security” is often portrayed as oxymoronic. It seems there are daily headlines about the latest threat, whether it be malware like Stagefright or a bank-account stealing trojan.

Google wants to change the narrative. The company unveiled its second-annual Android Security Report Tuesday, and argued that a comprehensive picture of the data tells a different story: Android is largely safe, as Google and its partners aggressively monitor applications and the ecosystem as a whole with several different security protocols.

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