The European Commission has officially accused Google of unfair and monopolistic search practices and concerns regarding the way the giant company affects competition. The authorities have also launched an investigation into Google’s mobile service through Android apps and services.
Android has been known to be the mobile malware industry's operating system of choice. Now Google has published a report claiming infection rates on Android devices are much lower than one may think.
While the overwhelming majority of mobile malware is written for Google-powered gadgets, the report claims that in 2014 less than 1 per cent of a billion Android devices in use had a malware infection, and that that figure dropped to 0.15 per cent if people only used apps from Google's Play Store.
Even though some Android device makers have already rolled out devices with embedded fingerprint sensors that offer users added security features, Google has yet to make it a core security feature for Android. But Google is still working on its own interesting solutions for temporarily killing the need for a PIN on smartphones, as the company has just added new functionality to Android 5.0 Lollipop that’s not only cool, but also very useful.
A total of 1,228 popular Android apps found in the Google Play store are still vulnerable to a FREAK attack, FireEye says.
Research published on Tuesday by the firm's security team disclosed just how vulnerable both Android and iOS apps still are to the FREAK bug.
Security experts have warned that 2,000 Android and iOS apps are still vulnerable to the much publicized FREAK flaw over a fortnight after it was first disclosed, exposing billions of users to data loss.
FireEye researchers scanned 10,985 Google Play Android apps with more than one million downloads each and found 1,228 (11.2%) were still vulnerable to FREAK.