Google enlists help of THREE cyber security firms to scan all new Android apps for viruses in a desperate bid to stop malware-riddled software infiltrating the Play Store | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Google enlists help of THREE cyber security firms to scan all new Android apps for viruses in a desperate bid to stop malware-riddled software infiltrating the Play Store

Google has recruited three cyber security companies to help it scan new Android apps that are submitted to the Play Store for viruses and other malware.

The newly formed 'App Defense Alliance' - which includes security companies Zimperium, ESET and Lookout - will use scanning and threat detection tools to evaluate all new apps submitted to Google Play before they go live.

This is designed to cut down on the amount of malware-riddled software infiltrating the Play Store, after Google admitted that the number of apps being uploaded was too large for it to handle alone.

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