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Google Takes Steps to Verify Android Developers

The security issues that plague Android apps have become a real thorn in Google’s side because this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up making its customers lose confidence in its ability to provide a safe and secure platform that they can rely on. While Google has done quite a bit to try and patch up the security issues that often come into play, these efforts have not done nearly enough to stop malware ridden apps from being commonplace on the Google Play Store.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Google is now trying to make it so that it can implement a verification process for Android developers in the hopes that this would stem the flow of malware and other problematic software in its Play Store. This is part of a wider push on Google’s part to normalize two factor authentication wherever possible, and it has certainly been successful at preventing illicit account access for the users that take advantage of it.

The strange thing that a lot of people are wondering is why Google hadn’t always put this type of verification process in place. This might have had something or the other to do with the fact that Google wanted to be open to as many developers as possible, but this clearly caused far more problems than it was able to solve. This is initially going to go into effect for new developers, with the ones that are already out there being required to take part in this verification process later this year according to Google. Many would say that this is too little too late, and that Google will have its work cut out for it if it wants to regain any of its lost reputation.



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