Google slams opposition, claims Android only has 0.15% malware

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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.

Android's security architecture is based on several layers, each one harder to breach than the previous one.

Android’s security architecture is based on several layers, each one harder to breach than the previous one.

As per Google’s security report of 2014 for Android, this is how the deepest layer of security works:

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App sandbox is part of the deepest layer of Android in terms of security. It makes sure that every app runs in its process and doesn’t have permission to sneak into other apps’ process or access their data.

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Tim Cook in Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference, claiming Android has 99% malware-infested apps.

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!

Basit Saeed

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.

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