How Google is partnering to fight fraud and improve app safety


Smartphones have transformed the lives of billions of people, bringing new opportunities, tools and information to users worldwide. However, smartphones have also become a primary attack vector for an increasing number of criminals, who are expanding their efforts to defraud users through mobile financial scams and malicious apps.

Android’s top priority is the safety of its users, and we continuously combat emerging security threats and financial scams with robust, multi-layered defenses. Google Play Protect, our built-in malware defense, is the most widely deployed mobile threat protection service in the world, scanning 125 billion apps a day. And it works hand in hand with other protections, like spam and phishing protection in Messages and Gmail, to help protect your data.

As users trust their phones with more sensitive information, we recognized that collaboration with the technology community, in addition to the latest protections, is essential to addressing growing financial fraud and security threats. To celebrate International Fraud Awareness Week, here’s a look at how we’ve been partnering around the world to tackle fraud and improve mobile security.

Working together to raise awareness and educate users

During Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, we worked even closer with governments, the banking industry and other organizations. Our goal is to raise awareness of mobile security best practices and work jointly on education efforts to help keep mobile users safe.

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