announced the creation of the App
Defense Alliance, a collaboration of the search giant and three
cybersecurity firms to vet apps prior to being placed in the Google Play Store.
this task ESET, Lookout, and Zimperium, gratis, will integrate their scanning
engines with the Google Play Protect detection systems.
generate new app risk intelligence as apps are being queued to publish.
Partners will analyze that dataset and act as another, vital set of eyes prior
to an app going live on the Play Store,” Google
apps are nothing new to the Google Play Store. Hundreds
are found and reported by cybersecurity firms on a regular basis.
“What was previously a
reactive effort to catch security vulnerabilities is now a full-fledged and
proactive campaign to protect billions of consumers and businesses at the source,”
said Tony Anscombe, global security evangelist and industry ambassador, ESET.
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