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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Google throws 'kill switch' on Android phones

Automatically deletes more than malware-infected apps downloaded by users

By Gregg Keizer

For only the second time, Google last weekend remotely deleted Android apps from users' phones.
Google made the move to erase malware-infected applications that users had downloaded from the Android Market, the company's official e-store.

Last Wednesday, Google removed more than 50 infected apps published by three different developers from its marketplace, but didn't trigger automatic uninstalls until several days later.

In many cases, the malicious apps were bogus versions of legitimate programs that had been recompiled to include malware, or as a Symantec researcher said last week, "Trojanized."

Read entire article from ComputerWorld.com 

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