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Windows 7: “BadNews” malware in Google Play downloaded up to 9 million times

20 Apr 2013   #1
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“BadNews” malware in Google Play downloaded up to 9 million times

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Security researchers have unearthed a family of malware for Android-based smartphones that's been downloaded as many as 9 million times from Google Play, the official distribution platform hosted on Google servers.
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20 Apr 2013   #2
King Arthur

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So much for safety within the walled garden, eh?
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21 Apr 2013   #3
lehnerus2000

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More Dangerous

We all know that Big Corporations can't be bothered with security (it eats into profits).

"Walled Gardens" actually make things easier for cyber-criminals.
Instead of having to track down every download source for a program, they can go straight to the location that all users are funnelled to.

Google has "form" for this type of incident.
Google Codeplex had malware in it for months (a couple of years ago).
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