Google House-Cleaning with Google Play Store; 29 Malware Apps 'Kicked to the Curb'

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  1. dgstorm

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    Google went on a spree recently with some Google Play Store house cleaning. They found 29 malicious apps and "kicked them to the proverbial curb." These apps were identified by Symantec, and apparently, collected email addresses and phone numbers after being installed. Here's a quote with a few more details,

    It's nice to see them taking care of things, although it makes you wonder how many they don't find...

    Source: PhoneArena
     
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    That's good to see. I think they should have an entire department dedicated to keeping the marketplace safe.
     
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    Indeed. Perhaps it will take a big malware upset for them to make that happen, or maybe they already have something like that in place, but its just a small team right now...
     
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