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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libray
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2005-08-27

App stores seem to be different. Unlike repositories where packages are sponsored by a maintainer with write access to the versioning system of choice, app stores apparently allow random binaries from random developers.

3rd part repositories, EPEL for example, have a reputation, import source, and build. The Android market does not compare to this process for better or worse, hence its ability to produces tens of thousands of packages over the short lifespan that it has.

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