For those who are not familiar with rogue apps, what you need to know is that it stands for rogue security software, which tricks users into believing their smartphone is under attack and that they must pay in order to get rid of the “virus” possessing their device.
The Android operating system has often been under attack and even if other operating systems are also in danger, most rogue apps are more popular with Google’s mobile operating system.
What measures have been taken so far?
To prevent malicious security software from attacking their operating system, Google has introduced for Android 7.1 Nougat some features which attack malicious apps. The “panic detection” feature takes into consideration the number of times users press the back button for a certain period of time. Therefore, the feature will be activated when pressing the back button four times, with 0.3 seconds per tap.
The detection of the malicious software allows the Android operating system to override the rogue app and send smartphone users back to the home screen. After users are redirected back to the home screen they can simply uninstall the rogue app trying to hack into their system.
Why is Google not advertising this feature?
SO far, it is unknown why Google has not made public their new feature protecting the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system. Some users believe the reason behind their decision is the fact that most smartphone users do not use the Android 7.1 yet. Even so, the panic detection feature is welcomed by Android enthusiasts.
The Android Nougat operating system has been released for the first time in March 2016 and it is the seventh major version of Google’s operating system. The Nexus smartphones were the first one to receive the update.