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Google Utilizes Global Kill Switch on Malicious Apps

Google Utilizes Global Kill Switch on Malicious Apps

Google was made aware of an issue with a little over 20 applications in the Android Market that were malicious.  These apps gained system access when downloaded and intercepted and secretly transmitted private data from user’s handsets to third party servers. To make matters worse, some of these apps have been downloaded over 50,000 times.

Google started using a remote ‘kill switch’ feature to wireless kill the apps on user’s handsets.  In addition to removing the apps, Google is […]

Mar 7th, 2011Comments Off on Google Utilizes Global Kill Switch on Malicious Apps
Updated Anrdoid Market 2.2.11 Now Available

Updated Anrdoid Market 2.2.11 Now Available

A new version of the Android Market app is now available, reportedly fixing a security issue in the previous version.  Some users have already received the update, but if you don’t want to wait you can download the file below and follow the steps to upgrade your market.

Download the updated market app HERE.

Follow the steps here to update your market app.

Jan 20th, 2011Comments Off on Updated Anrdoid Market 2.2.11 Now Available
Android SMS Bug Acknowledged by Google

Android SMS Bug Acknowledged by Google

Android‘s operating system has a little known bug, which Google claims is quite rate, that causes text messages to be sent to unintended and sometimes random recipients.  Unfortunately, there is no tentative release date for the fix.

Read the update from Google below.  (via Google)

Thanks to everyone for your patience while we’ve been investigating these reports. As it turns out, we believe there are two distinct situations being discussed on this issue chain. Fortunately, we have fixes for both of them.

When […]

Jan 6th, 2011Comments Off on Android SMS Bug Acknowledged by Google
Android Browser Security Issue

Android Browser Security Issue

Someone has uncovered another browser security issue, which impacts all versions of Android.  This issue occurs when users download a file from their browser and it runs from the SD card, enabling an attacker to possibly download a malicious file on the SD card.  The attacker, however will not be able to exploit the root, cannot make changes, and has to know the exact file name and location on your device.

Google is aware of the issue and stated that it […]

Nov 27th, 2010Comments Off on Android Browser Security Issue
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