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Android Apps Dropped Due to Malware

Many apps(21) have been pulled from the Android Market because they have been infected with malware, reports Venturebeat.

Google removed the apps after being notified by Android Police bloggers, the apps in question have already been downloaded by at least 50,000 Android users.

“The infection is one of the worst to hit the mobile market, which has been relatively safe from malware attacks compared to the constant barrage of infections on PCs.

The malware attack shows that Android’s big advantage — the openness that gives it an edge over Apple’s closed mobile ecosystem — is also Android’s biggest disadvantage when it comes to protecting users against cyberattacks. While Apple screens its apps, Google allows just about anybody to upload apps into the Android Market.”

Users who have downloaded the infected apps may have had their data compromised.

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