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Google reveals Android malware 'Bouncer,' scans all apps

Gregg Keizer | Feb. 6, 2012
Google yesterday unveiled an automated system that scans Android apps for potential malware or unauthorized behavior, a move critics have long called the company to make.

In a blog post Thursday, Lockheimer said that Google was analyzing new developer accounts in an effort to keep repeat offenders from being allowed to publish to the Market.

He later declined to go into detail, but said that the analysis was not done by Bouncer. "It is another component of our security strategy [and] another piece of the puzzle."

 

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