Android Market flooded with imposter apps

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  1. Dermot7

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46283701/ns/technology_and_science-security/

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    + thanks fax :) just editing as you posted :thumb:
     
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  3. Hungry Man

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    The malware scene on Android is so overhyped. It's incredible.
     
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  5. Hungry Man

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    What's your point?

    AV's have been releasing misleading statistics for months.
     
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    "Google's whack-a-mole Marketplace cleans house again" :

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/07/marketplace_malware/

     
  7. funkydude

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    It was meant to be funny, (note the bold part) but I guess not.
     
  8. siljaline

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    A fair argument is presented here.

    Hat Tip to ESET's David Harley
     
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    I don't believe that would be a fair statement based on what findings have been posted to this thread.

     
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    Re: Researchers Dump Trove of 0Days for Popular Android Applications

    Have suggested topic merge with existing thread - Done - LWM.
     
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    http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/39677/?mod=chfeatured
     
  13. Hungry Man

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    There's been a "recent rise" and "oh god we're all gonna die"'s from security researchers since Android's fruition.

    I've talked to an Android security researcher - through that talk the conclusion was that almost all android malware on the market has been dead in the water, proof of concept, removed very quickly, or in some situations actually legitimate (ie: premium text apps.)
     
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    Here's another (most active in China)...oops!...I might be just scaremongering :D : http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/androidbmaster-million-dollar-mobile-botnet
     
  15. Hungry Man

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    From some company that sells an android av?
     
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