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Google enlists outside help to clean up Android's malware mess

12 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Android has a bit of a malware problem. The open ecosystem's flexibility also makes it relatively easy for tainted apps to circulate on third-party app stores or malicious websites. Worse still, malware-ridden apps sneak into the official Play Store with disappointing frequency. After grappling with the issue for a decade, Google is calling in some reinforcements.
This week, Google announced a partnership with three antivirus firms-ESET, Lookout, and Zimperium-to create an App Defense Alliance. All three companies have done extensive Android malware research over the years, and...
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