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Google Strikes Back at Ransomware with Android 8.O

26
Apr
2017
Google Strikes Back at Ransomware with Android 8.O

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Google is adding an important extra layer of security in its all-new Android operating system. Android 8.0, to be unveiled at the company’s I/O conference next month, will be better at fending off ransomware – the #1 malware threat targeting Android users.

For two years, Google has been trying hard to thwart ransomware attacks on Android devices. The Internet giant wants to put another nail in ransomware’s coffin by equipping its upcoming Android O with behavioral tweaks to prevent ordinary (non-system) applications from messing with system alerts.

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