Google Begins Security Sweep By Hiring Engineers For New Bug-Finding Team
Google had pledged to start removing stalkerware apps from its store by October 2020 and it appears that it is putting together a new security team to do this effectively.
According to a new job listing on the company’s career page, it mentioned that it is searching for security engineering manager on Android security. Google says that applicants should have five years’ experience in Android system security; Android code-level security auditing; and managing a team of security engineering professionals.
Also, the job description gives further hint into what the company is looking for. “Our Security team works to create and maintain the safest operating environment for Google’s users and developers.
“As a Security Engineer, you help protect network boundaries, keep computer systems and network devices hardened against attacks and provide security services to protect highly sensitive data like passwords and customer information,” Google writes.
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“Your team will perform application security assessments against highly sensitive, third party Android apps on Google Play, working to identify vulnerabilities and provide remediation guidance to impacted application developers.
“You’ll also work with Android security teams, particularly those teams that work on app scanning and Google Play operations, to find new and creative ways to reduce the occurrence of Android application vulnerabilities at scale,” it also added.
Android security has been facing massive malware attacks recently. Most of the attacks come through ‘masquerade’ apps that pretend to be useful but have malicious codes in them. These have made many people in sensitive fields prefer using iPhones due to the generally perceived better iOS security.
Google hopes to turn things around by the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 in the Android security sphere. This team it is putting together will be a gigantic step in the direction it wants to go.
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