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Google Introduces new security-focused page for Android Developers

Security is one of the major and important concerns for Android device owners. Issues like malware attack and leakage of data when downloading apps from Google Play Store is one of the major concerns. So,Google has come up with a new security-focused page on its Android Developers site that provides suggestions to app developers to verify that they are free from different kind of issues. The new security-focused page provides and a checklist for developers if they want to develop a new secured Android app. They have also added suggestions that apps minimise the usage of “sensitive APIs”. Along with this, they are also making sure that data from any other external storage and checking the apps if it is safe for using it. It also recommends that apps use secure connections like HTTPS and SSL and the security provider devices offer updates automatically. This checklist also recommends apps should only use permissions that are required for its features, and developers also should verify that these permissions are used by the app’s libraries. The new security page launched by google on the Android Developers site provides links from its earlier blog posts and how to make them more secure, along with this information, programs like Android Security and Google Patch Rewards are given. These programs also offer cash rewards for security experts to find defects in the Android OS.
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Google Introduces new security-focused page for Android Developers

Paula Hernandez
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24th Jan, 2017
Google Introduces new security-focused page for Android Developers

Security is one of the major and important concerns for Android device owners. Issues like malware attack and leakage of data when downloading apps from Google Play Store is one of the major concerns. So,Google has come up with a new security-focused page on its Android Developers site that provides suggestions to app developers to verify that they are free from different kind of issues.

The new security-focused page provides and a checklist for developers if they want to develop a new secured Android app. They have also added suggestions that apps minimise the usage of “sensitive APIs”. Along with this, they are also making sure that data from any other external storage and checking the apps if it is safe for using it. It also recommends that apps use secure connections like HTTPS and SSL and the security provider devices offer updates automatically.

This checklist also recommends apps should only use permissions that are required for its features, and developers also should verify that these permissions are used by the app’s libraries.

The new security page launched by google on the Android Developers site provides links from its earlier blog posts and how to make them more secure, along with this information, programs like Android Security and Google Patch Rewards are given. These programs also offer cash rewards for security experts to find defects in the Android OS.

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Paula Hernandez

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Paula spent six years lecturing about Java before settling as a full-time independent Android developer. She also has strong interest in writing about Android and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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