Google Adds Malware Scan for Android Apps

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Google recently announced the implementation of an automated scanning process designed to keep malicious software out of the Android Market.

"The new service, code-named 'Bouncer,' scans apps for known malware, spyware, and Trojans, and looks for suspicious behaviors and compares them against previously analyzed apps, Hiroshi Lockheimer, vice president of engineering on the Android team, said in an interview with CNET," writes CNET News' Elinor Mills.

"Every app is then run on Google's cloud infrastructure to simulate how the software would operate on an Android device, he said," Mills writes. "Existing apps are continuously analyzed, too."

Go to "Google now scanning Android apps for malware" to read the details.

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