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Google takes swipe at Malware publishers in Marketplace

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones / Entertainment' started by mattCR, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. mattCR

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    http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/01/more-malware-in-the-android-market-google-removes-26-deleteriou/ Google removed 26 apps (so far) after discovering they were filled with snoop ware, sending back to the author all the information of your phone, including IMEI and IMSI info. The hack would also effectively allow for remote duplication of content data if that first step is true. Google's step follows several which have been made to remove Android related virus problems, a growing problem of late. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/03/google-removing-virus-infected-android-apps-from-phones-tablets-promises-better-secutiry.html http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/android-becomes-second-most-popular-malware-haven-in-q1/8707
    From the McAfee public report:
     

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