Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 17th Jul 2011 07:39 UTC, submitted by Jennimc
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The Lookout Security Team has identified a new variant of DroidDream Light found in the Android Market, which Google already removed from the Android Market. Fortunately the malware was available in the Android Market for a short period of time so the number of downloads was limited to 1000 - 5000. This is the third iteration of malware likely created by the authors of DroidDream; the first was discovered in early March (the original DroidDream) and the second in early June (DroidDream Light)."
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Possible model for Linux on the Desktop?
by libray on Sun 17th Jul 2011 13:37 UTC
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Android uses a Linux kernel and is diversified through different hardware manufacturers. If a Linux distro were to open up its doors beyond the controlled repository to "app stores", then the same risk most certainly would exist on the Desktop.

Users should take note of this, since the implications can go beyond mobile phones and tablets. Do not go with the app store model unless there is an oversight system in place to test and validate the code submitted. The same steps of validation should be taken for both free and paid apps.

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