Google dumps 21 malicious apps from the Android Market

• 02/03/2011

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21 Android applications were found in the Market to be malicious in nature. The apps in question actually root your handset when the app has been downloaded and installed, also, they accept a remote code to a server in California which can upload device information to your handset. The bundles were apparently published on the market by user “Myournet”. These apps have been downloaded by over 50,000 users, so its a threat you may want to look into removing from your device.

Google has taken the necessary action and removed these apps from the market so they can’t be accessed or installed by new users. More info can be found here on the specific apps and their names that need to be removed.

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[Source – BGR]

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