Some users want to download all the Android apps even if these are available on third party app stores. However, they should also accept this fact that many of such apps come with malicious code that can stake the security of their devices. But this will not happen anymore as Android’s version 4.2 offers a high level of protection from apps installed via third party stores.
Android is doubtlessly giant, but it has grown with several incidents of viruses and trojan attacks, and other types of security concerns. They have risen with the rising popularity of the OS. A report conducted by Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, and Philipps University of Marburg, Germany revealed that more than 185 million Android devices are at risk because of malicious apps.
Fortunately, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean has been announced with a powerfully integrated security system. It will provide a real time scanning so that a malicious app can be detected before user install it.
The new security also seems to fit well with other security measures implemented by Google on the Play store earlier this year. These security measured resides on the server to analyze uploaded apps.
The new feature is for device-side and will locally keep an eye on apps installed from third party stores and send report to Google’ servers.
When user will download a third party app, a request to verify it will prompt. It will ask user to click on agree so that the checking of the app can begin.