“Google has reportedly pulled several Android mobile applications that were lousy with malware from its official Android Market,” Richard Adhikari reports for LinuxInsider. “This follows a report earlier this week from Lookout Mobile Security, which claimed it found dozens of apps in the market that contained malicious code.”
“The suspect apps appear to be from the same developers who created DroidDream, the malware that hit Google in early March and was also discovered by Lookout,” Adhikari reports. “The latest malware attack has claimed between 30,000 and 120,000 victims, the mobile security firm estimates.”
“‘The Android Market allows developers to upload apps without first running them through an established screening process like those you might find at Apple’s App Store or when using RIM’s applications for BlackBerry,’ Fred Touchette, senior security analyst at AppRiver, told LinuxInsider,” Adhikari reports. “This latest attack is the second on the Android Market since March. The earlier attack, which launched the original DroidDream malware, forced Google to remove about 50 tainted apps from the market.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Google’s ill-conceived, wannabe iOS rush-job strikes again.
Lesson: Get the real thing; don’t settle for inferior derivatives.
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