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New Google feature - more security for millions of Android users

New Google feature – more security for millions of Android users

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26. September 2021 – 20:26 Clock

Security functionality for millions of smartphones

Smartphone users with Google Android operating system Expect a new feature in the future. This was announced by the technical portal chip.de. Accordingly, there should be a new security function that resets the permissions of the applications.

The function is called “Permission Auto Reset”

“Permission Auto-Reset” is the name of the function that has so far only worked with Android version 11. However, this year, this feature is set to be released for many more versions of Google’s blog post, including older smartphones.

What does the function do?

When you download apps from the Google Play Store, they often require multiple permissions. For example, allowing the app to access photos, contacts and other data. If you do not need the application for a long time, you will quickly forget about it on the smartphone, many unused apps will not be uninstalled, but will remain on the mobile phone. For example, this can become a security issue if you do not notice an update with security holes. In this case, chip.de states that “automatic reset of permission” will take effect. Accordingly, this device searches for processors that the user has not opened for a long time and then cancels the authorizations granted by the user during installation. If you tap the app again at some point, the user will have to accept the credentials again.

When will Android users get more security?

According to Chip.de, version 6 or higher Android devices must have the functionality. However, this may take some time as there are at least several million devices. According to chip.de, Google expects the new feature to be available on all devices from version 6 in the second quarter of 2022.(Mole)

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