Google Online Security Blog: Android Security & Privacy Year in Review 2018: Keeping two billion users, and their data, safe and sound
We’re excited to release today the 2018 Android Security and Privacy Year in Review. This year’s report highlights the advancements we made in Android throughout the year, and how we’ve worked to keep the overall ecosystem secure.
Our goal is to be open and transparent in everything we do. We want to make sure we keep our users, partners, enterprise customers, and developers up to date on the latest security and privacy enhancements in as close to real-time as possible. To that end, in 2018 we prioritized regularly providing updates through our blogs and our new Transparency Reports, which give a quarterly ecosystem overview. In this year-in-review, you’ll see fewer words and more links to relevant articles from the previous year. Check out our Android Security Center to get the latest on these advancements.
In this year’s report, some of our top highlights include:
- New features in Google Play Protect
- Ecosystem and Potentially Harmful Application family highlights
- Updates on our vulnerability rewards program
- Platform security enhancements
We’re also excited to have Dave Kleidermacher, Vice President of Android Security and Privacy, give you a rundown of the highlights from this report. Watch his video below to learn more.