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Trust but verify attestation with revocation

Posted by Rob Barnes & Shawn Willden, Android Security & Privacy Team Billions of people rely on their Android-powered devices to securely store their sensitive information. A vital component of the Android security stack is the key attestation system. Android devices since Android 7.0 are able to generate an attestation […]

Expanding bug bounties on Google Play

Posted by Adam Bacchus, Sebastian Porst, and Patrick Mutchler — Android Security & Privacy We’re constantly looking for ways to further improve the security and privacy of our products, and the ecosystems they support. At Google, we understand the strength of open platforms and ecosystems, and that the best ideas don’t always […]

Fresher OS with Projects Treble and Mainline

Posted by Anwar Ghuloum, Engineering Director and Maya Ben Ari, Product Manager, Android With each new OS release, we are making efforts to deliver the latest OS improvements to more Android devices. Thanks to Project Treble and our continuous collaboration with silicon manufacturers and OEM partners, we have improved the […]

Expanding target API level requirements in 2019

Posted by Edward Cunningham, Android Security & Privacy Team In a previous blog we described how API behavior changes advance the security and privacy protections of Android, and include user experience improvements that prevent apps from accidentally overusing resources like battery and memory. Since November 2018, all app updates on […]

How we fought bad apps and malicious developers in 2018

Posted by Andrew Ahn, Product Manager, Google Play Google Play is committed to providing a secure and safe platform for billions of Android users on their journey discovering and experiencing the apps they love and enjoy. To deliver against this commitment, we worked last year to improve our abuse detection […]