Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 23:00 UTC
Google "The family of Android malware that slipped past security defenses and infiltrated Google Play is more widespread than previously thought. New evidence shows it was folded into three additional apps and has been operating for at least 10 months, according to security researchers." Google removed most of it, but not before it was installed anywhere between 2 to 9 million times - finally some figures from Google itself, and not scaremongering by antivirus companies. At 9 million, that's 1.2% of all Android devices sold.
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RE[2]: No thanks.
by MOS6510 on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 08:23 UTC in reply to "RE: No thanks."
MOS6510
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C64??? I know there were some proof-of-concept-wannabe viruses, but these required you to load them yourself and after you ran them you shouldn't reset or power cycle the computer (which people tended to do before loading a new program or game).

These "demo" viruses ran invisible and after a while caused some funny effect.

I guess they could be considered virus simulators and not real ones.

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