Google Is Building a Special Android Security Team to Hunt Bugs in Sensitive Apps

“Google is hiring to create a special Android security team that will be tasked with finding vulnerabilities in highly sensitive apps on the Google Play Store,” reports ZDNet:

“As a Security Engineering Manager in Android Security… 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,” reads a new Google job listing posted on Wednesday.

Applications that this new team will focus on include the likes of COVID-19 contact tracing apps and election-related applications, with others to follow, according to Sebastian Porst, Software Engineering Manager for Google Play Protect.

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