Google Yanks 21 Trojan Infected Apps from Android Market

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mesiah

I think a happy medium would be to have Regular apps and google certified apps. You could download anything you wanted, but you could rest assured if downloading a "certified" app.

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bandeezee

Anyone know how to check if you've installed one of the infected apps?  I can't check my phone now, because Google remotely removed all infected apps.  While that is nice, I would've have liked some kind of contact or notice so I would've known if it was one of the apps that I had installed.  Any info on this is appreciated.

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violian

This is of great concern. On my Palm Pre for instance, a lot of my log-in passwords are stored in the browswer - ranging from PayPal, eBay, Wells Fargo. If a hacker got those data, they'd be able to take money out of my Paypal, buy stuff on eBay, and siphon money out of my bank-account through money transfers and such. I'd rather have a restrictive policy like Apple to have peace of mind. And not only that, you'd think a more restrictive policy would also encourage developers to make more quality apps.

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DRAGONWEEZEL

Best Where's Wally Photoshop Ever!

Seriously, most of the Malware on that list is titled like crapware.  Who downloads this stuff?

 

BTW, finally rooted my D2, stock roms & Kernel,  OC'd to 1.3Ghz & LOVING IT!   Now I can have apps, and the thing still works at the expected speeds!

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