Malwarebytes for Android Security Audit overview

Document created by jgolomb Employee on Oct 2, 2019Last modified by jgolomb Employee on Oct 16, 2019
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The Security Audit screen allows you to enhance your privacy and security in Malwarebytes for Android and Chromebook device. In the app, tap the Menu icon, then tap Security Audit to view the different features. All features display as either Secure Settings of Insecure Settings, indicating if any feature's current state poses a security risk. This article details features found on this screen.

 

Development mode

This feature maps to the Android Developer Options screen, which allows the device to be used as a development platform. This mode disables many security features and allows developers to control these features through code rather than the user interface. Presence of this feature depends on your device's hardware and software.

 

Device PIN, Pattern, or Password

This feature determines what additionally information is needed to unlock your device. Only one option may be selected at a time.

 

Device encryption

This feature allows you to safeguard your data by enabling encryption on your device.

 

NFC

This feature maps to the Android Wireless/Networks screen, which allows communication with another device using Near Field Communication (NFC). Presence of this feature depends on your device's hardware and software.

 

Android Beam

This feature maps to the Android Wireless/Networks screen, which allows a device to transfer information to or from another Android device if Near Field Communication (NFC) is enabled. Presence of this feature depends on your device's hardware and software.

 

Google Play Protect

Android 8 (Oreo) introduced this optional feature to test apps and assure they are not malicious. We recommend enabling this feature for additional protection.

 

 

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