Last week there were many headlines in the security press after it was discovered that malicious apps had been found on the official Android Market.
The good news is that Google used has removed the offending apps which formed the so-called “Droid Dream” attack from the Android Market, so no-one else can be tricked into downloading them from an official source at least.
In addition, Google has revoked permissions from the developer accounts which published the malware, and claims to have contacted law enforcement agencies about the malicious activity.
This weekend, Google announced that it was pushing a clean-up tool to all of the Android smartphones it believed had been affected by the attack.
This is, in effect, Google’s…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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