We all know very well that security is a sensitive topic on Android and is not always well treated. There are many failures discovered, hence, the outcome of uses not always recommended. However, now according to the latest reports, more than half of Android security apps are useless.
More Than Half Of Android Security Apps Are Useless
Security is a sensitive topic on Android and is not always well treated. There are many failures discovered, hence, the outcome of uses not always recommended.
A review now revealed that more than half of the security apps on the Play Store are not useful and do not protect users.
The AV-Comparatives study tested and evaluated more than 200 apps dedicated to Android security and found a scenario that is not at all favourable to this operating system and its users. Many apps promise to protect users and their data and actually do nothing.
The analysis revealed that 84 of these applications detected more than 30% of problematic application samples and had zero false positives, which is a good result.
There are also 79 apps that detected less than 30 percent of problematic app samples and had high false-error rates. It is in this field that the numbers begin to be unsatisfactory.
The remaining 41 apps have been very bad behaviour, have bugs and insecure and ineffective as well. According to the AV-Comparatives report, these apps appeared to have been created by amateurs or by companies that are not focused on security issues. These apps have since been removed from the Google App Store.
AV-Comparatives tests were conducted using an automated system and against 2000 known malicious apps and 50 apps known to be safe. It used a Nexus 5 running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
This is a very dark scenario for the tech giant Google and its most used mobile operating system, of course, Android, revealing that the control of the apps in the Play Store is not as firm as everyone would expect, leading to the opening of doors for problematic entry and security breaches.
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