After receiving back to back reports of malicious apps on the Play Store, Google has finally taken a serious step to combat the problem. The tech giant now seems very serious in ensuring they develop a secure environment on the Play Store. Recently, Google has announced the formation of an App Defense Alliance by partnering with some cybersecurity firms.
In a recent blog post, Dave Kleidermacher, Google’s Vice President for Android Security & Privacy, has announced a major decision regarding the security of the Play Store. As revealed, Google is now shaking hands with different cybersecurity firms to form an ‘App Defense Alliance’.
According to Google, the Alliance will work towards the safety of the Android Play Store by fighting against malicious apps.
To achieve this goal, Google has partnered with security firms employing high-end technologies, such as machine learning, to detect malicious behavior. Specifically, the Alliance includes these three handpicked partners: Zimperium, ESET, and Lookout.