The Android Smartphone has always been scrutinized by users who face problems with viruses and malware that corrupt their phones; spyware applications built in Android phones make matters worse. So of course better measures of security are needed and hence, AVG and livewire are working towards decreasing these risks.
Screening of Applications and Updates
In order for Android to become a secure medium, Android App developershave come together with Livewire mobile. Livewire, in association with AVG, will manage and host the stores that will come out on the Daius platform while working together with software developers to build a screened app store for android users all over the world. These downloadable apps would then be screened for viruses by AVG’s technology. Furthermore, along with screening apps, livewire and AVG will also pre-screen the updates of the downloaded apps to avoid software malfunctions later on. This screening of updates will be done by another AVG feature installed on the Android device: the AVG Mobilation for Android. It would not require any extra charges and will be completely free for all users. With this feature, both applications and their updates can be fully secured and will not pose threats to the Android devices.
To Tweet or Not to Tweet from my Android
The AVG Q1 2012 Community Powered Threat Report recently stated that Android users are most targeted smartphone users by social networks. Nowadays social networks and entertainment websites are being accessed increasingly through Android mobiles, which pose a major threat to the users’s security and their data. This is because these social network websites are being used by malware developers to target a large number of users at once. These malware developers easily make users install infected apps disguising them as fun applications or infected updates of a secure application. Another reason to fear data theft if these apps behave like mobile spy software on their phones. The CEO of AVG Technologies has said that the reason for collaboration with livewire and Android was to create a secure system and because of threats emerging from popular entertainment and social network software. The danger from these sites was so high that Google had to remove around a 100 unsecure apps from its official Android market, Google Play. The CEO also mentioned that users had the right to download apps and use social network websites on their mobile devices without having to be afraid of malware, viruses and corrupted applications.
Stay tuned for more…
There is more to look forward to from the AVG and Livewire collaboration as they embark upon a journey to eliminate Android security threats. Both companies have joined hands on their new ‘Privacy in Mobile Applications Initiative’. This venture was officially launched at the MEF Privacy Summit in Washington DC and is the first one taking measures against the breaching of privacy of mobile phone users. Hopefully these measures will succeed in eliminating threats from malware in the mobile industry.
Jane Andrew is the author of android spy software and mobile spy software. She provides tips, tricks and news about cell phone security. You can also follow her on Twitter @janeandrew01 to get the latest tips about mobile security.