Hello Mi Fans,
To be honest, smartphone security clearly takes priority over any other matter. And hence, to protect your phone against the attacks of malware, tech giant Google had developed its own answer – Google Play Protect, a comprehensive security system to keep your Android safe and secure. Well, in this thread, let's take a closer look at what Google Play Protect is, how it works and at the other concerns.
Let's begin, then!
Google Play Protect: Introduction
In simple terms, Google Play Protect is Google's answer to ever-evolving battle against the malware. It was first announced at Google I/O 2017 and since the launch, the service has undergone numerous modifications and improvements. Frankly speaking, Play Protect is nothing but a rebranding of a few security features of Google such as ‘Find My Device’, ‘Verify Apps’ and many more; backed by the strength of Google's advanced machine learning algorithms, the system makes sure to keep your device secure 24/7. To find this, just head for Google Play Store and open the menu.
Google Play Protect: How does it work?
Before delving deep into the features of Google Play Protect, let's have a breakdown of how the security service works on our Android devices. Generally, when we install apps from Google Play Store, Play Protect checks those on the spot; in addition, it features routine checks for scanning the devices completely. For performing these, Play Protect comprises two functions:
1. Malware protection
This is for protecting your phone against the malicious third-party software, URLs and the other security issues. Here, Google may acquire the details of the potentially harmful URLs, the phone's network connections, operating system and the apps installed on it via Google Play Store or other sources (with help of ‘Improve harmful app detection’). If an app or a URL is found to be harmful to data, phones or to you, you'll be notified about it directly from Google and as an action, that app or URL will be removed without any delay.
2. Privacy alerts
This is for alerting you if an app that may access your personal information, is removed from Google Play Store. With it, you’ll have an option to uninstall the apps.
Google Play Protect in a nutshell
Bringing the best of Google security to your device
As mentioned earlier, Google Play Protect is Google's built-in malware protection for Android. Based on Google's advanced machine learning algorithms, it can improve in real-time and deliver the best security for your phone.
Your device is secure, 24/7
Google Play Protect continuously works to keep your device, data and apps safe. It automatically scans your device and makes sure that you have the latest in mobile security, so you can rest easy.
Find My Device: Secure your lost device
Don't ever worry if you’ve lost your device – Find My Device has your back. You can locate it by signing into your Google account or even call it directly from your browser. Lock your device remotely or display a message on the lock screen so if someone finds it, they know who to contact. Plus, if you’re convinced that it’s lost for good, you can delete all your data.
Scanning and verifying 50B+ apps every day
All Android apps undergo rigorous security testing before appearing in the Google Play Store. Every single app and developer is examined carefully in Google Play; those who violate Google's policies, get suspended. Play Protect follows this and scans billions of apps every day just to make sure, everything is fine; no matter where you download an app from, you know, it’s been checked by Google Play Protect.
Surf on the safe side
Adding a cherry on top of it, safe browsing protection in Chrome is another eye-catching feature that allows you to browse the internet with confidence. If a website acts out of line, the feature will instantly warn and take you back to safety.
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