Google removes malware-infected apps from Play Store

Google has been busy removing apps infected with malware from its Play Store.

It has been reported over the past month that malware such as Joker, Facestealer and Autolycos were found in around 60 apps downloaded by more than 3.3 million users. Zscaler has produced analysis on how some of these strains of malware work.

Malware can include viruses, trojans, worms or any code or content that can damage computer systems, networks or devices.

This spyware is designed to steal SMS messages, contact lists, and device information, and to sign the victim up for premium wireless application protocol (WAP) services.

Luke Simmonds

Blogger at www.systemtek.co.uk

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