“More than 50” Android apps now thought to be virused

Google pulled 21 apps from the Android Market yesterday after many were found to contain trojan horse-style exploits. Many of the apps were re-packed versions of existing applications, including free pirated versions of paid-for utilities already in the Market. The root exploit used in some of these apps won’t work in Android 2.2.2 but, for the majority of people out there, it’s a good job Google acted quickly.

The issue has reignited concerns about the Market being “too open” and news has now spread to the BBC who are quoting “more than 50” virused apps.

Links – Androidpolice.comBBC News
Credit – Marc Holmes