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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Comment by Soulbender
by Soulbender on Thu 25th Apr 2013 03:05 UTC
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The takeaway for Android users is to consider running a smartphone antivirus app

No, the takeaway is not to install apps that requires you to allow installation of non-store apps. If you don't find that suspicious then what the heck are you thinking?
Really, it's just common-sense although I guess common sense is rather uncommon.

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