The fact new malware is found in Android Market is becoming a common thing. The reason lies in the platform’s popularity but talking honestly, it’s Google’s fault, which doesn’t want to take the wheel in its hands. Such attitude affected malware’s growth, for example, if in June there were 112 modifications of Android malware, in July – 212; in August – 161; in September 559; in October 808, now this number has reached 3063 (Q1, 2012). The data comes from F-Secure, which points out there was only 139 malware found in Android Market in Q1, 2011.
Antivirus developing companies have been indicating about this from immemorial times, but as Google thinks there is no need of using a preventing policy, geeks have thought of their own methods to fight against malware. As a respond, Google decided to establish some control over “bad apps” available in Android Market but dodgy evil-doers found a solution to this case as well.
In short, malware was, is and will be, and no one can say where and when it will end. One thing I recommend is learn where from you download apps because there is much malware spreading via Angry Birds or text messages, which can record your conversations or ramp up your phone bill. I remember there was a malware that infected almost 5 million devices within a short time period. So be careful, until Google comes to senses.
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