Android's New Google Play Protect System Badly Fails First Security Test
Android's New Google Play Protect System Badly Fails First Security Test

We all know very well that the Android mobile operating system is the most popular in the world and in that sense, it should also be one of the most evolved in terms of security. However, Android’s new Google Play Protect system badly failed the first security test.

Android’s New Google Play Protect System Badly Fails First Security Test

The Android mobile operating system is the most popular in the world and in that sense, it should also be one of the most evolved in terms of security.

The tech giant Google made available in July, for all users, Google Play Protect, an app evaluation service installed by the tech giant Google itself simply to protect all its users from malware and security threats.

Despite the name “aggressive”, the truth is that this new service failed in the first serious test of AV-Test.

The tech giant Google’s security system, Google Play Protect was introduced in May, at this year’s I/O, and is a security mechanism for Android users. This new service makes a frequent review of the applications that are installed on each Android device and alerts users if malware is detected. This evaluation is done in a transparent and automatic way.

Google Play Protect is “WEAK”

To validate the power of this service, the German company AV-Test decided to put it to the test and the results were not the best. According to the information, this service was only able to detect 65.8% of new samples of malware.

Worse still was the fact that this service only managed to detect 79.2% of malware that has been known for more than a month.

IMG 3 4 - Android's New Google Play Protect System Badly Fails First Security Test

Unlike this new Google service, there are many other products that achieve “perfect” results by achieving 100% or very close results of 100%. Accounts made, even though Google Play Protect 8.1 has achieved maximum usability scoring, it completely crashes into what it should do very well, “protection”.

 

IMG 4 - Android's New Google Play Protect System Badly Fails First Security Test

With a service like this, the question is obvious: Is it worth relying on a service like Google Play Protect? Simply share your views and thoughts in the comment section below.

However, if you want to see the original results then simply you can find all the results from here.



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