Google Android Application Verifier Service

Low Detection Rates Mar Google Android Application Verification Service

Google’s brand new application verification service for Android, released in JellyBean 4.2, fails to measure up to its commercial counterparts, according to researchers from North Carolina State University.The new service determines whether applications installed on Android devices are malicious, yet in comparisons with 10 leading antivirus engines, and even Google’s newly acquired VirusTotal scanner, the new service detects at best 20 percent of Android malware.

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