The 21 Malicious Apps Google Pulled From The Android Market

Google has removed 21 apps from the Android Market that were confirmed as malware. The apps were designed to get root access to the user's device, collect data and download additional code. These are very bad things the apps were doing. And they were downloaded by at least 50,000 users.

If you've downloaded one of the following apps recently, each from a company called Myournet, uninstall it! And honestly, probably see if you can trade in your handset for a new one, since your personal information has likely been compromised:

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As frustrating as Apple's closed system can be sometimes, there's a strong argument to be made for the basic level of consumer protection it provides. Because while there is a very basic malware screening process before an app can be admitted to the Android Market, it's apparently not quite getting the job done. [Mashable]

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