Google has announced a new feature for its Android Market which is designed to boost security and cut down on malware, the new feature is called Android Bouncer.
According to Google, Android Bouncer will automatically scan the Android Market for malicious software on new applications, when a new application is uploaded to the Android Market, Google will run the app on their cloud infrastructure and check it for malware.
Today we’re revealing a service we’ve developed, codenamed Bouncer, which provides automated scanning of Android Market for potentially malicious software without disrupting the user experience of Android Market or requiring developers to go through an application approval process.
As well as scanning individual applications, Google will also be checking developer accounts, so if someone is found of uploading an application with malware then Google will stop that developer from releasing new applications.
You can find out more details on Android Bouncer over at the Google Mobile Blog.
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