Security is always an important discussion on Android. If you stick to the Play Store, odds are you won’t run into issues, but some apps aren’t available through Google’s official portal. Rather, they have to be sideloaded as APKs, and that’s where holes open up.
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Android will soon continually scan for malicious apps even after installation
Google just made some announcements about how it’s beefing up security on Android. In a post on the Official Android blog, Android Security Engineer Rich Cannings announced Google is introducing improvements to how the “Verify apps” process works. While Android already scans apps at the time of installation, even ones outside of Google Play, it will soon continually scan devices to keep an eye on apps that after installation.