After a week of two big Android malware reports, CopyCat and SpyDealer it is now being reported that the tech giant Google are developing a “panic button”. Allegedly, Spydealer could steal a user’s personal data from many popular apps that include Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype, Telegram and more.
The function of this panic button would be to force quit a malicious app quickly. The button is not by default but can be used by enterprising users. Four taps of this “panic button” and you are able to exit the page you are on and go back to your home screen.
Google hasn’t made any announcements as of yet and we can understand why; especially since developers of malicious apps find ways around all types of securities quickly.
The feature isn’t available as of yet and will possibly be implemented by default in future builds of the OS.