Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 23:11 UTC, submitted by fran
Google "Google has added an automated scanning process that is designed to keep malicious apps out of the Android Market , the company announced today. The new service, code-named 'Bouncer', scans apps for known malware, spyware, and Trojans, and looks for suspicious behaviors and compares them against previously analyzed apps. Every app is then run on Google's cloud infrastructure to simulate how the software would operate on an Android device, he said. Existing apps are continuously analyzed, too."
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by UglyKidBill on Sat 4th Feb 2012 13:55 UTC
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I wish they also improve the segmentation on the permissions...

I recently looked at incoming call blockers and every one I could find required dialing *out* permissions. I found no way to tell if they were all scammers or the permissions are so brad that it was inevitable the authors to request such "user-risky" access.

Maybe it is just unclear in the market interface, but who knows?...

This is good news anyway, none needs smartphones becoming our new security nightmare, at least donĀ“t let it stay as easy as taking a candy from a baby.

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