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]: Getting you bit by bit
by orfanum on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 15:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Getting you bit by bit"
orfanum
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Yes, you are right, my conclusion was a bit unfocused of me really since I had read the article fully and had come away with the notion that it explained the complexities of the situation well enough for a layperson to comprehend. Still, there seems to be a fair amount of correlation going on which to me suggests either it's possibly malicious use of the ad-framework or a lack of rigour on the part of the developers. Neither possibility fills me with any greater feeling of ease regarding apps that originate from that part of the world, unfortunately.

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