Malware On Adroid Phones Is Being Deleted And Fixed By Kill Software In An Update

Sunday, March 06, 2011 20:13
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Malware On Adroid Phones Is Being Deleted And Fixed By Kill Software In An Update

Tags: malware | mobile apps

News last week that Google had allowed dozens of malicious apps into its Android app store initially under-reported  the number of infected users. But the good news is that the malware is being cleaned up.

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Turns out that 260,000 devices downloaded the 58 apps with malware from the Android app store, not the 50,000 initially reported by Google. 

 

That's pretty scary since the apps included a free chess game, and that at leats some verion of the malware reportedly contained a trojan that downloaded your personal ID and other information and was waiting for commands from their inventor. 

 

Happily, Google Sunday night emailed Android users letting them know a fix was on the way and that, if they update their phones with this patch, it would disable and delete the malware.

 

 

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