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Android 7.1 Gets Major Security Feature to Block Infected Apps
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 02:15:11 PM »
Android 7.1 Gets Major Security Feature to Block Infected Apps
10 July 2017, 11:13 am

The fight against malware continues on Android and Google has just made one big step towards giving users more control over their devices when compromised apps are being deployed.

XDA Developers discovered that Android 7.1 ships with a panic mode that is triggered by repeatedly pressing the back button for times in a row. Once this panic mode is activated, the device is brought back to the desktop, closing every app that’s running and bypassing any further locks.

The panic detection system works with a grace time of 0.3 seconds per tap, as Android needs to detect whether the user is indeed trying to activate this feature or only pressing the back button to go to a previous screen or app.

Why such a system makes sense

While at first glance such a panic detection feature does not make much sense, it’s actually one very usefu... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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