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How Google Play Protect keeps your Android secure

Threats on the internet such as malware, adware, ransomware and the likes are becoming increasingly prominent and in order to effectively safeguard the Android ecosystem against them, Google Play Protect was launched earlier this year.

Google Play Protect — announced in May 2017 — adds to the existing security such as ‘Verify apps’ for Google Play Store and Services on Android devices, which actively protects over 2 billion devices globally.

The new security feature runs around the clock and automatically scans each app for potential threats before it’s installed onto your device.

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It also adds to the ‘Application Sandbox’ technology on Android OS, which ensures that an app isn’t allowed to access data stored by other apps or even the system resources.

Google Play Protect adds to the existing security such as ‘Verify apps’ for Google Play Store and Services on Android devices, which actively protects over 2 billion devices globally.

How Google Play Protect keeps your Android secure

The new security feature runs around the clock and automatically scans each app for potential threats before it’s installed onto your device.

 

It also adds to the ‘Application Sandbox’ technology on Android OS, which ensures that an app isn’t allowed to access data stored by other apps or even the system resources.

Alongside Google Play Protect, the company also launched Find My Device, which helps users located, ring, lock and erase their Android devices — smartphone, tablets and watches — remotely.

How Google Play Protect keeps your Android secure

Since Android is an open-source platform and a majority of the companies do not run stock Android, it’s not easy to ensure security on the entire ecosystem of devices that run a version of it.

Recently, it was found out that Xiaomi devices are vulnerable to ‘man-on-the-disk’ attack, which lets a malicious app take control over your data stored on the external memory (microSD card). The data includes data of the other apps on the device as well as your personal files.

Also read: How to control your Android smartphone via PC

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