BlackBerry World adds security badges to show users which apps pass safety testing

BlackBerry is increasing security within its BlackBerry World app store after announcing plans to add badges that show users which apps have passed malware and security testing.BlackBerry already provides some app vetting, but the badges will verify apps that pass the company’s own Guardian analysis program or Trend Micro’s Mobile App Reputation service. Apps that fail either scan won’t be removed from the store, but the company hopes that validating those which pass will guide users away from apps that pose a threat.

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