Google Bouncer software scans Android apps for malware

Google Bouncer software scans Android apps for malware

Posted on February 3rd, 2012 by admin

Apparently in use for “several months”, Bouncer, developed by Google, scans Android applications sent to them before being published to the Android market.

As new threats and techniques are discovered, Google goes back to earlier applications and rescans for those threats.

It is a foot race between the good guys and the bad guys – one trying to protect and the other trying to exploit.

On the OC side, security firm Sophos has identified an average of 150,000 malware samples a day in the first half of 2011, a 60% increase since 2010.

That is a release rate of nearly 105 per minute, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

See the full story at “Computer World”:

 http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9223949/Google_reveals_Android_malware_Bouncer_scans_all_apps