Google launches security features while report shows iOS threats outpacing Android

Google launches security features while report shows iOS threats outpacing Android

By | July 24th, 2017
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Google has cracked down on security with the launch of Play Protect and

other new defense mechanisms while a report has been released which shows

iOS malware growth outpacing that of Android.


														
							

After the Google Docs phishing attack, the company has been ramping up its security in recent months. This started back in May with the implementation of machine learning to improve the detection of phishing messages – and the company now estimates it can block spam and malicious content with a 99.9 percent accuracy.

The following month, in June, Google added security controls to G Suite which enables admins to block employees from accessing untrustworthy apps. The phishing attack was caused by a bogus app using a Google sign-in, so this feature helps to ensure admins can vet third-party apps.

Earlier this week, Google added a new warning screen for apps from developers which are yet to go through verification. You can still choose to continue, at your own risk, but you’ll be prompted with a warning message and must type “continue” in the field to help ensure the user has read the prompt and hasn’t just clicked ‘ok’ to get rid of the message.

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Nisheeth Bhakuni