Google pulls 21 apps in Android malware scare

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March 2, 2011
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"Google has just pulled 21 popular free apps from the Android Market. According to the company, the apps are malware aimed at getting root access to the user's device, gathering a wide range of available data, and downloading more code to it without the user's knowledge. Although Google has swiftly removed the apps after being notified (by the ever-vigilant 'Android Police' bloggers), the apps in question have already been downloaded by at least 50,000 Android users." (03/02/11)  

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