23 Jan More Than 250,000 Android Apps Updated Through Google’s ASI Program
Google says it provided tips and recommendations to over 90,000 developers on how they can fix security flaws in their applications before uploading their apps to Google Play.
If Android applications continue to be the most targeted by attackers because of the software flaws they contain, It won’t be a lack of effort on Google’s part to help developers make their products more secure.A case in point is the company’s Google Play App Security Improvement (ASI) program designed to help developers protect their products against common threats.
Since last May alone, the tips and recommendations provided by the service helped some 90,000 developers identify and fix security issues in more than 250,000 Android applications, Android security program manager Rahul Mishra said in a blog update this week.ASI currently provides guidance for Android developers on 26 new security issues they need to consider before uploading their apps to Google Play. That’s more than double the 11 security issues the company used to watch out for in third-party Android apps as recently as last May.