Google scans over 200 million devices on daily basis

Washington: Amid constant concerns over the security of android system, Google in its Android Security State of the Union for 2014 report has given a comprehensive look into the security of the android platform.

Google report showed how safe Android is in the Android Security State of the Union 2014.

The Android Security State of the Union for 2014 provides an in-depth details and look into the security of the Android platform. It said that Google analyses billions of data points that are gathered daily to take a deeper look at what is really happening behind the curtains.

It is said that Google takes security very seriously but the common saying is no one is perfect and if the same logic is applied on Google, it also can’t be perfect.

Google in its report has said it has taken some stringent measures for the app review process. Some of the highlights of the report are:

1. On an average daily basis Google Play conducts 200 million security scans of devices and also protects over 1 billion devices.

2. Less than 1% of Android devices had a Potentially Harmful App (PHA, i.e. malware) installed in 2014.

3. The overall worldwide rate of PHA installs decreased by nearly 50% between Q1 and Q4 2014.

4. SafetyNet checks over 400 million connections per day for potential SSL issues.

5. Android and Android partners responded to 79 externally reported security issues, and over 25,000 applications in Google Play were updated following security notifications from Google Play.


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