Google is still racing to pull Android apps Violation of major privacy. Ars Technica Comments Dr. Web Analysts has since removed nine apps from the Google Play Store Discovery They were Trojans stealing Facebook login details. These weren’t vague titles – the malware has more than 5.6 million combined downloads and has been published as easy-to-find titles like “Horoscope Daily” and “Rabbish Cleaner”.
Google said Ars It banned all app developers from the store, although it could not be a deterrent when criminals could probably create new developer accounts. Google itself may need a screen for malware to keep attackers at bay.
The question, of course, is that apps have downloaded as much as they did before Techtown. Most of Google’s automated screening keeps a lot of malware away from the Play Store, but the subtlety of the strategy has helped remove rogue apps from this defense, and victims may be unaware that their Facebook data falls into the wrong hands. Whatever the reason, it is safe to say that you should be careful about downloading utilities from unknown developers no matter how popular they may seem.
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