Google: number of malware on Android has been halved in 2014




Google says in its own report that the number of infections with malware on Android devices last year fell by 50 percent. Also, the number of malware infections on devices that only install software from Google Play by 0.15 percent are very low.

In the report, State of the Union Android findings Google describes in Android security. These are figures for 2014. According to the Internet giant has been significant progress in tackling various forms of malware on the Android platform.

Worldwide, the number of installations of software that includes malware halved. It would also be approximately 1 percent of Android devices used in 2014 have suffered a malware infection, while the number drops significantly when there is only apps from Google Play installed: this figure would be 0.15 percent. In China and Russia by Google were most malware infections detected.

Google goes in his report in detail various types of malware infections on the Android platform. The company states that in Android 4.4 and 5.0 several features are integrated that would increase the level of security, such as the introduction of full disk encryption and the introduction of guest accounts. Would be scanning apps on possible dangers also improved.


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