Google scans more than 10 billion apps daily for malware


Giving a quick security update to the media, tech giant Google stated that its Play Protect Service scans around 10 billion apps for malware and other issues on a daily note and has succeeded in keeping over 100 million phishing attempts at bay.

The update was issued when most of the critical infrastructure in the United States was witnessing a widespread increase in cyber attacks. For instance, a water utility in Florida was targeted by hackers whose intention was to poison the water with Chlorine that could have killed millions if they got what they intended.

“We are deeply concerned about the latest happenings in the cyber world and so have come up with a product strategy that has security at the cornerstone. This is being achieved with dedicated ‘Project Zero’ teams who are busy finding vulnerabilities and fixing issues across the web for making the web safe and secure for users”, said Kent Walker, the Senior Vice President of Global Affairs, Google.

Google is committed to assist the white house in every manner and so is doing its best to improve America’s Cyber Defenses to the core said, Walker.

Alphabet’s Inc’s subsidiary wants to modernize computing infrastructure that will impact ease the way security is being dealt with and will make it scalable by default by adopting many zero-trust frameworks.

Recommending information share with regards to Cybersecurity, Google wants the public and private to work together on this aspect and develop a comprehensive, defensive security posture to defend against malware attacks such as ransomware, by investing in next-generation security tools.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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