Although the Google Play Store has systems that prevent users from listing and downloading malware and bad apps. Unfortunately this is not the perfect system. From time to time, we come across reports that find bad apps you get to the Play Store, where they are downloaded by users.
To prevent this, or at least reduce the likelihood of it happening, Google has partnered with various security companies, such as ESET, Lookout, and Zimperium, where they have joined forces to form the App Defense Alliance. According to Google, this alliance's goal is to stop bad apps before they reach users' devices.
According to Google, "As part of this alliance we integrate our Google Play Protect recognition systems into the scans of each partner engine. This generates new app risk information when apps are queued for publishing. The partners will analyze this data set and act as another important visual treat before an app is live in the Play Store. "
Does this work? We suspect it's hard to say, though we assume that it can be safe to say it works, but only time will tell.
Filed in. Read more about Android, Apps, Google, Malware and Security. Source: security.googleblog