Google Play Store to Incorporate Malware Scanner

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  • 13 Oct 2012
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  • One of the much needed features in the Google Play Store is the malware scanner, since there are so many dubious applications going around. Google is taking the necessary steps for solving this problem with the Play Store, integrating a feature that will scan apps for malware and viruses and connections to malicious software.

    The information comes from an Android fan site that has done an APK teardown of the new Google Play Store app. Aside from the malware scanner, Google is also rumored to implement a Wish List feature, that will work together with a gift card feature. In the dissection of the app there were a lot of references to a feature called App Check, alongside text showing that it will check applications for malware , even if the software is on the device or just being downloaded from Play Store.

    App Check is able to alert users of the presence of potentially malicious code, then blocking the app unless the user decides he wants to install it anyway. Google already has Bouncer, a cloud based malware scanner, but that one was already proved to be vulnerable, since the system was spoofed easily. In other news, the same analyzed new Play Store showed the option for add a money storage option in the Store, making us thing of a new online payment method.

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    SOURCE: Electronista
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