Android malware isn’t as big of a concern as some mainstream media reports would have you believe, but it is enough of an issue that Google started beefing up its security a few years ago. There’s the “Bouncer” server-side scanning that checks apps before they go live, and your device runs app verification as new packages are installed. Now Google is about to patch a hole in the local app scanning by making it run continuously.
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Upcoming Google Play Services Update Will Allow Verify Apps Feature To Run Continuously In The Background was written by the awesome team at Android Police.