Items tagged with Bouncer

Google’s Bouncer just made sense; unlike Apple’s heavily curated walled-garden app store, Google Play is a target for malicious (and/or downright crappy) apps, so having Bouncer in place to scan submitted apps for malicious software to protect Google Play customers was necessary. Google kept Bouncer’s intimate details under wraps to keep it from being hacked or exploited, but like death and taxes, someone was bound to find a way to sneak something nasty past Google’s door man. Image credit: Android Police Fortunately, the successful parties turned out to be Charlie Miller... Read more...
Google on Thursday revealed a new service that's been working behind the scenes to protect Android users from malware. It's called "Bouncer," which Google developed to automatically scan the Android Market for potentially malicious software without getting in the way of the end-user. It's Google's way of juggling an open marketplace where apps don't have to go through an approval process like they do on Apple's ecosystem, while simultaneously combating the growing threat for malware "The service has been looking for malicious apps in Market for a while now, and between the first and second halves... Read more...