Dozens of Android Apps Pulled From Market Due To Malware Infections

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  1. mandroid

    mandroid Member

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    I found this on Google News this morning.
    "Apps released by developers under the names “Kingmall2010″, “we20090202″, and “Myournet” contain the DroidDream malware and have been pulled from the Android Market. Google is also remotely removing infected apps as well. Lookout Mobile Security has a list of all of the apps that have been pulled. The apps reportedly could compromise a user’s personal data."
     
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  2. xaueious

    xaueious Administrator Staff Member

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    The root exploit used in these apps was fixed with Android 2.2.2 and 2.3.3 I think? That means they killed one click root as well for Android.
    Google pulls Market apps with root exploit -- one patched in AOSP, but you probably didn't get it | Android Central

     
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    I wonder if psneuter will still work...

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    Nevermind. I didn't read the article close enough and completely missed the point. I don't really know about one-click-root, but this is a patch we should put on all our ROMs.
     
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    And to think that AT&T blocked out sideloading to "protect" LMAO
     
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    I read this this morning and almost had a heart attack because i just downloaded fall down (pretty fun game by the way) last week and i thought that "falling down" as stated in the article was what i had downloaded but a quick check eased my mind. The thing that sucks most is even though Google is pulling the apps off of devices that have downloaded them the damage is already done and to completely get red of it you have to completely wipe your phone and start fresh.
     

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