Babar Khan Javed
Feb 1, 2018

Google expelled 700,000 apps in 2017

The quantity of apps removed in 2017 represent a 70% increase over the amount in 2016.

Google's Android Security Center.

Using machine learning models and techniques, Google's Android Security Center removed more than 700,00 malicious apps in 2017, many of them apps that displayed adult ads to children or attempted to capture user devices to use as slaves in DDoS attacks.

Andrew Ahn, the product manager for Google Play, made the announcement, adding that 99% of harmful apps were identified and expelled before anyone could install them.

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