Google is calling businesses to help secure Android and the Play Store

Google Play Store (illustration). – NEWSCOM / SIPA

Google announced this Wednesday on its blog the creation of the App Defense Alliance, a partnership with the big names of
ESET, Lookout and Zimperium Cybersecurity. This alliance aims to stop malicious apps so they can not contaminate user terminals. The giant admits its inability to secure Google Play without outside help, reports Numerama.

Attacks are multiplying on Android devices, 2.5 billion terminals worldwide. Until now, Google's protection system relied on the Play Protect tool, which scanned apps for malware or threats. The device thus carried out 50 billion checks every day.

Google admits its weakness

"We know there are others who do a good job of protecting against attacks," says Google. As part of its new alliance, the company says Play Protect will be integrated with the monitoring tools of each of Google's new partners.

"Knowledge sharing and collaboration within the industry are important elements in securing attacks," concludes Google. "We believe that working together is the best way to get ahead of malicious actors. "

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