Google is working to improve the security of its Play Store to keep malware-laden apps off Android phones. A recent report from Kaspersky revealed that 600 million times this year, Android phones had installed apps stuffed with malware, even though Google Play Protect scans the apps before installation.
Google, the parent company of the Android mobile platform, is trying to solve this problem. Its efforts are to improve the security of the Play Store. Even though Google Play Protect scans apps before you install them on your phone, 600 million times this year, Android phones had installed apps stuffed with malware, a report from Kaspersky revealed recently. Google has created a new onboarding UI for the Play Store, which will ask Android users like Andy to verify their identity and the method of payment used for in-app purchases. This verified information can help prevent accidental installation of an app with a hefty price tag or accidentally installing an app loaded with malware.
For example, Android users can choose to require verification for all purchases made through the Google Play Store using a fingerprint or facial recognition. Last month, settings surfaced for a feature called Android Safe Browsing that would notify users of a threat in real-time as they surfed the internet, which could be a part of Google Play Protect.
Before Google makes its Play Store security improvements official, users can require that all purchases made on the Play Store be authenticated. Google Play Protect can scan the apps on your phone for malware. This will help prevent malware from being installed on Android phones.
Stay tuned for more updates on the improved security features of the Google Play Store to keep malware-laden apps off Android phones. Be sure to enable the appropriate settings on your Android phone to stop malware during app installations and while surfing the internet in real-time.