The Internet of Secure Things Alliance, the Internet of Things Security Certification Authority (also known as ioXt), has launched a new security certification for mobile apps and VPN networks, with Google One being among the first to be selected to participate.
According to the Indian GSM website, ioXt already provides any web-connected product with the option to apply for a seal of approval, and passes through all of the group’s eight security principles, and based on these same guidelines, more than 20 industry stakeholders, including Google and Amazon, have worked. And NowSecure mobile app security lab, together to build a standard for mobile apps, according to Android Police reports.
With this new program, any developer can now obtain a group badge for their software by adhering to the eight steps of ioXt, according to the report, and although this process can include any cloud-related service, including social media, messaging, and fitness apps, it appears that The focus so far is on VPN.
Google One – which includes its VPN service – is also listed as one of the first apps approved by ioXt, and according to the report, it is unclear whether Google intends to add ioXt badges to app listings in the Play Store, although it would be an important step in providing More safety information for users.
Last year, the Pixel 4, 4 XL and 4a became the first three Android phones to receive certification, the report said, adding that this renewed partnership proves that Google is interested in pushing mobile device security practices to the forefront of the industry.