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 UltraZelda64 on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 18:35 UTC in reply to "RE: No thanks."
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

True--viruses were definitely to DOS back in those days as flies are to shit, and no OS is 100% immune to viruses (except, of course, that massive majority written of them written for DOS/Windows...). But I think the "security" companies and their software have only got worse since those days, and I wouldn't trust them or their software these days much more than the viruses themselves.

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