A new report on the security of Android , released by Google on Tuesday revealed that the number of infected android devices in 2015 and analysed the measures the company to prevent and eliminate this situation. In total, 0.15% of cell installed potentially dangerous apps. According to Google, the number of active mobile phones that use the Android is about 1 billion worldwide, which means 15 million infected devices.
The good news is that security for those who use the Google Play out applications grew. The report for the year 2014 indicated that 1% of smartphones were installing malicious versions of such software, a number that fell half a percentage point next year, representing 50 million sets.
In all, Google points out that about six billion applications are checked daily to protect users, scanning about 400 million devices every day. The app verification feature also has been improved, resulting in an increase of effectiveness of about 50%.
At the same time, about 200,000 Android users are aided by day, around the world, to solve problems involving theft, how to find, lock or delete information from their devices.
In terms of new technologies, the search giant points out that devices with version Marshmallow operating system have a requirement to full – disk encryption, which is also available for SD card, data verification during boot and updated permissions for applications.
Tips on how to avoid downloading dangerous apps
Not just rely on the help of Google to ensure your safety, it is recommended that users avoid taking some actions. Are they:
1) Avoid changing the system
You should avoid jailbreaks procedures that are not provided by Google. In addition to causing the loss of collateral, these changes may include viruses or programs that allow remote control of your device.
2) Keep updated version of its Android
Keep the system always with their latest updates – as long as they have been made available by the manufacturer – ensures a safer mobile.
3) Leave the Bluetooth off
It is important to keep Bluetooth off when you are not using, to prevent it being used for virus transfer without their consent. Also, never accept files sent via Bluetooth smartphone you do not know.
Look change the ID and password standards, which has been configured on the device. It has been discovered failures in some devices that allow data theft and sending files without authorization.