Play Store: new badge to report trustworthy Android VPN apps

In order to make Android a more secure environment, Google launched a security review badge to highlight which apps VPN Android have undergone an independent safety audit.

Thanks to a collaboration between Google, ESET, Lookout e Cimperiumin 2019 theApp Defense Alliance. This collaboration aims to combat the increasingly widespread malware on Play Store. The most recent audit publication Mobile Application Security Assessment (TIME) by the association was a further move in this direction.

The logic behind this project is that if developers do what they can to mitigate security vulnerabilities and users can make safer decisions before downloading new apps, users hacker they will have more difficulty penetrating individual devices.

Passing the MASA audit by a software allows it to obtain a specific badge. This, once obtained, goes renewed from year to year. To make all this even more effective, a specific badge has been adopted for VPN.

Trusted Android VPN apps: zero risk with the appropriate MASA badge

Second Natalia Stanetsky dell’Android Security and Privacy Team “While certification to basic security standards does not mean a product is free of vulnerabilities, the badge associated with these validated apps helps users see at a glance that a developer has prioritized security and privacy practices and is committed to ensuring user safety“.

For users, therefore, it will now be possible to search for the best Android VPNs on the Play Store and choose from those that offer a banner certifying their security. Not only that: selecting the voice Further informationthe user is redirected to the app validation directory, defined as “A centralized place to view all VPN apps that have undergone independent security audits“.

Stanetsky stated how “We launched this banner starting with VPN apps due to the sensitive and significant amount of user data these apps handle“.

VPN providers such as NordVPN, Google One, ExpressVPN and others have already undergone independent security testing and have publicly declared the badge proving their good standing with the MASA program” he then concluded.


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