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Android platform Exploited

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In an interesting twist to the current scare stories of malware on mobile, malware has now actually been found in-the-wild on the Android platform, and has resulted in, currently, 21 apps being removed from the Android marketplace.

The story broke yesterday [Mobile Crunch | CNN] and the story exploded on twitter, when it was discovered that the apps were actually malware attempting to gain root access on Android devices in an attempt to pull both data from the devices, and download more malware related code.

Lifehacker proposes some steps you can take to keep your Android device safe.

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About Justin Bellinger

Justin is an experienced software professional, having worked in software and software security for nearly 20 years. Justin is VP of Security Products at SPAMfighter.
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