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Google: 30.3 million app downloads on the Play Store in 2018 were potentially harmful
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Google: 30.3 million app downloads on the Play Store in 2018 were potentially harmful

0.04 percent of downloads from Google Play were classified as potentially harmful applications by Google.

Google mandates OEMS to push out Android security updates for at least two years
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Google mandates OEMS to push out Android security updates for at least two years

Penalties levied against vendors who fail to meet the contract requirements are yet to be known.

Google cloud backups on Android Pie are encrypted with your lock screen password
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Google cloud backups on Android Pie are encrypted with your lock screen password

To ensure full security, Google hired security firm NCC Group to perform a full audit of the system.

Google Play Protect unifies security features in Android; server-side update starts rolling-out
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Google Play Protect unifies security features in Android; server-side update starts rolling-out

Google Play Protect was announced at Google I/O in May, but missed headlines at the time because of it being just a rebrand of Android's security features.

Nearly 10 million Android devices have Potentially Harmful Apps says Annual Android security report
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Nearly 10 million Android devices have Potentially Harmful Apps says Annual Android security report

About 0.71 percent of all Android devices had PHAs installed at the end of 2016, which was 0.5 percent in the beginning of 2015.

This security flaw could allow attackers to take over millions of Whatsapp accounts
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This security flaw could allow attackers to take over millions of Whatsapp accounts

Check Point Software Technologies said that it alerted Telegram and Facebook-owned WhatsApp last week, before making it public.

Donald Trump's unsecured Android phone can be turned into a spy cam: Security Analyst
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Donald Trump's unsecured Android phone can be turned into a spy cam: Security Analyst

Donald Trump’s Android phone is a “consumer” device and easily vulnerable to hacks.

It takes just five attempts to break into Android-powered pattern-locked devices
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It takes just five attempts to break into Android-powered pattern-locked devices

If you think that the popular pattern lock system in Android smartphones is the best option to safeguard your device, you are mistaken as security researchers have found that it takes just five attempts to break into Android devices.

Norton Mobile Security for Android launched with automatic security and privacy analysis features
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Norton Mobile Security for Android launched with automatic security and privacy analysis features

Norton by Symantec on Friday launched a latest version of its flagship mobile solutions "Norton Mobile Security for Android", featuring a "Report Card" that provides automatic security and privacy analysis and reveals where data travels.

Android is now as secure as the iPhone: Google Security Engineer
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Android is now as secure as the iPhone: Google Security Engineer

In a recent interview talking about the level of security, Adrian Ludwig, the director of security at Android told Motherboard that the Google Pixel and the iPhone are equal when it comes to security.

Google's Android Security Rewards program has given out $550,000 this year
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Google's Android Security Rewards program has given out $550,000 this year

While it may worry many Android users as to how there are so many exploits to begin with, Google seems pretty happy with the success of the program.

New bug makes millions of Android devices vulnerable to hacking
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New bug makes millions of Android devices vulnerable to hacking

Sending a message to millions of Android users that their devices are vulnerable to virus attack, a team of researchers has successfully exploited the Android-based "Stagefright" bug and remotely hacked a smartphone.

CyanogenMod updates to Android 5.1, includes Stagefright security fixes
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CyanogenMod updates to Android 5.1, includes Stagefright security fixes

Popular Android community operating system CyanogenMod has announced that it will be rolling out a revised version built for Android 5.1.1. Among the other key highlights of the build are support for IMAP Idle, the release of SDK v1 and also security bug fixes.

Google, Samsung take Android security seriously; promise bug fixes every month
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Google, Samsung take Android security seriously; promise bug fixes every month

The Stagefright vulnerability is said to be the biggest Android security problem for years now. The exploit leaves almost 95 percent of all Android users susceptible to attacks.

Eric Schmidt calls Android more secure than iPhone
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Eric Schmidt calls Android more secure than iPhone

Whenever an argument breaks out on which platform is better between iOS and Android, one of the key points of debate is always security...