Google has joined Apple to ban cryptocurrency mining applications from its mobile app store.
According to a report released by Android Police Police on Thursday, the Internet giant revealed his position change in a recent Google Play Developer Policy update.
"We do not allow apps that reduce cryptocurrency on devices, we allow applications that remotely manage cryptocurrency mining," says the policy.
The restriction comes at a time when Google and Apple are both bolstering efforts to curb cryptocurrency extraction activities on their platforms.
In April, Google banned the cryptocurrency browser extensions from its Chrome web store after the company discovered that a "large majority" did not comply with its one-sided policy or was malevolent.
And, just last month, Apple has updated its iOS mobile application policy to prohibit any application that can be used to extract encryption on mobile devices.
These moves to limit openly cryptographic ministries appear as secret versions that seem to have a spike in popularity in the cybercrime world.  Kaspersky Lab, the Russian security company, said in a report last month that encryption episodes – in which bad actors attack the user's device to encrypt the extraction – have increased 44.5 percent in the last year.
Similarly, a Skybox The safety report of a few days ago suggested that the illegal mining of cryptocurrencies became more popular than ransomware. In a mid-year update, the company said that crypto miners now account for 32 percent of all cyber attacks, while ransomware accounts for only 8 percent. At the end of last year, those figures were almost exactly reversed.
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