Google is beefing up security around Android, a new service code named Bouncer will scan of all apps available on the Android Market. It will also take a look at developer’s accounts to search for malware, spyware, or trojans. Bouncer also looks for other cues that the app might be misbehaving. This is all done automatically, thus not interrupting the ability of developers to release apps without having to go through an application approval process.
Android doesn’t use as long a vetting process as Apple’s App Store Android constantly runs the risk of letting in malicious apps. Google claims the service has been running for a while now, and that they have seen a drop in the percentage of malicious apps on the Android Market. It’s good to see that Google has been hard at work on their end to do what they can to stop malware. Now let’s see how effective this new service really is.