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Thursday, March 3, 2011

More than 50 virus-ridden applications found in Android Market

Mobile security company Lookout has found more than 50 applications in the Android Market that were infected with a new type of malware called DroidDream. Google has now removed all of the infected apps from their store.

The problem was first noted on community-based news site Reddit. The rogue applications can send information from the smartphone and can also allow additional software to be installed remotely.

[Lookout blog]

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1 comments on article "More than 50 virus-ridden applications found in Android Market"

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Mark

3/7/2011 6:38 AM

Here's the official Google response: googlemobile.blogspot.com/2011/03/update-on-android-market-security.html

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