The security on Android in 2017: the installation of malicious applications fell more than 60%

Play Protect


For the fourth consecutive year, Google has published its annual report to security on Android, showing all the achievements and the great improvements that have been achieved during the whole of 2017 to protect your operating system from malicious applications in its more than 2,000 millions of devices.

it Is in 2017, precisely the year in which Google stood firm against malware, released its anti-virus Google Play Protect, and has been a success because the figures collected and which we review below:

Google Play Protect each time more cash

Protect

To ensure the security of Android devices, Google Play Protect check daily more than 50,000 million applications to avoid that a user installs on their device applications-potentially hazardous (PHA).

The 60.3 per cent of all PHAS were detected using technologies based on machine learning, that is to say, that Google Play Protect needed no human help to detect if an application is malicious or not. Google expects that this percentage will increase this 2018, as it will help to detect more quickly the malicious applications.

Protected offline

Since October, 2017, Google Play Protect also protects us when our device is offline. Last year 35% of the PHA took place when the devices were not connected to the Internet and installed an APK manually. With this measure, prevented 10 million of additional facilities PHA.

Avoiding downloading malware

Google reports that the devices that you only download apps from Google Play they had nine times less likely to have a potentially dangerous application, because it is much safer to download apps from other sources.

Even so, the rate of installation of malware out of Google Play declined more than 60%, so that each time the malicious applications have more complicated to infect us.

Google Play Protect has been analyzed in 2017 65% of apps in the Play in comparison with 2016, and avoiding the installation of 39 million of PHA a year.

security Updates

finally, Google reports that 30% more devices received security patches in comparison with 2016, and that in 2017 there were no critical vulnerability of safety that has affected the Android platform that did not have a solution or an update to solve it.

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The security on Android in 2017: the installation of malicious applications fell more than 60%
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March 15, 2018


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