Over the years, the most widely used mobile platforms has been called many names. ‘Malware-infested’ is one of them. Well, not any more. Today, Google releases an official report sourcing data collected by them that proves that Android is one of the most secured operating systems in the world, with as low as 0.15% malware rate on Google Play. Adrian Ludwig, the lead engineer for Android security, says
It’s part of a larger ecosystem cleaning effort at Google, which also includes keeping an eye out for potentially harmful Chrome extensions.
With verify apps option, built-in malware scanner, apps sandboxes, and multiple layer of security, each one tougher to bypass than the last one, Android’s pretty secured.
As per Google’s security report of 2014 for Android, this is how the deepest layer of security works:
I couldn’t help but remember the last year’s WWDC Apple’s CEO Tim Cook played a publicity stunt announced that Android accounted for 99% of mobile malware. His ‘claim’, which lacked any source of measurement, has become a blatant lie after the release of data sources proving Android’s state-of-the-art security. Well, this report alone will debunk every myth about security on Android.
Happy using the awesome operating system!
Passionately a software developer, Basit Saeed considers himself a person who believes in software and social media being the change agents of 21st century. He is a techy, a gadgets freak, and loves playing with code whenever he can. He tweets at @basit_saeed.