Use your Android phone’s built-in security key to verify sign-in on iOS devices

Posted by Kaiyu Yan and Christiaan Brand Compromised credentials are one of the most common causes of security breaches. While Google automatically blocks the majority of unauthorized sign-in attempts, adding 2-Step Verification (2SV) considerably improves account security. At Cloud Next ‘19, we introduced a new 2SV method, enabling more than…

Queue the Hardening Enhancements

Posted by Jeff Vander Stoep, Android Security & Privacy Team and Chong Zhang, Android Media Team[Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog] Android Q Beta versions are now publicly available. Among the various new features introduced in Android Q are some important security hardening changes. While exciting new security features are…

Managed Google Play earns key certifications for security and privacy

Posted by Mike Burr, Android Enterprise Platform Specialist[Cross-posted from the Android Enterprise Keyword Blog]With managed Google Play, organizations can build a customized and secure mobile application storefront for their teams, featuring public and private applications. Organizations' employees can take advantage of the familiarity of a mobile app store to browse…

Android Security Improvement update: Helping developers harden their apps, one thwarted vulnerability at a time

Posted by Patrick Mutchler and Meghan Kelly, Android Security & Privacy Team[Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog]Helping Android app developers build secure apps, free of known vulnerabilities, means helping the overall ecosystem thrive. This is why we launched the Application Security Improvement Program five years ago, and why we're still…

Google Play Protect in 2018: New updates to keep Android users secure

Posted by Rahul Mishra and Tom Watkins, Android Security & Privacy Team [Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog]In 2018, Google Play Protect made Android devices running Google Play some of the most secure smartphones available, scanning over 50 billion apps everyday for harmful behaviour. Android devices can genuinely improve people's…