Mar 15, 10:37 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Kalyan Kumar 03/15/19 AT 10:36 AM Two-thirds of all Android antivirus apps are useless and fail to detect malware, according to an expert study by an Austrian organization that is specialized in testing antivirus products.The report by AV-Comparatives was prepared after rigorous testing of 250 Android antivirus apps on the Google Play Store.The report noted the irony of many antiviruses apps proving themselves as malware as a commentary on the pathetic state of affairs in the Android antivirus industry.According to an analyst, there are more snake-oilers in the Android app market than serious cyber-security vendors.The test was conducted on a Samsung S9 phone exposing Android apps to 2,000 odd commonplace Android malware threats of 2018. It tried to check whether the security apps could show a red flag on such malware.The report said out of 250 apps tested, only 80 qualified the basic benchmark of 30 percent detection of malware during individual tests.According to AV-Comparatives 170 of the 250, Android antivirus apps failed the basic tests and turned out to be a sham.“Most of the above apps, as well as the risky apps already mentioned, have been developed either… Read full this story
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