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Google Yanks 21 Apps from Android Market

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Mar 2, 2011, 8:56 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Google has removed nearly two dozen applications from the Android Market that Google says are malware masquerading as legitimate apps. The apps in question are pirated versions of popular free applications. Once downloaded and installed, they root the phone and then use an executable file to steal user data (including IMEI and IMSI) and download/install more malware. Users are recommended to check their devices to see if they've downloaded the apps in question.

more info at CNN »



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Mar 4, 2011, 7:21 PM

The problem is...

This stupid Android phone will not let ME decide if I want an application to have access to various features. I have to let it have everything it wants, or not run it at all.
Damn phones letting you know what each app wants to do with your phone!

It should work like other phones and give apps full-permission without your knowledge.

Mar 2, 2011, 10:19 AM

and the apps in question are?. . .

It sure would be nice if a list of these 21 apps were in the article.
Ya it would be nice to know, but if you have an andriod phone get lookout mobile. It scans every app you get for malware and spyware.
Super Sex Positions

Hot Sexy Videos

Hilton Sex Sound

Screaming Sexy Japanese Girls

I am soooooooooooooooo glad that I only use my Incredible to tether. These would have been downloaded so fast!
Beef Supreme

Mar 2, 2011, 11:42 AM

List of bad apps

I got this from the link to CNN, thought it might help anyone who wanted to know if they had one.....

Falling Down

Super Guitar Solo

Super History Eraser

Photo Editor

Super Ringtone Maker

Super Sex Positions

Hot Sexy Videos


Hilton Sex Sound

Screaming Sexy Japanese Girls

Falling Ball Dodge

Scientific Calculator

Dice Roller

Advanced Currency Converter

APP Uninstaller

Funny Paint

Spider Man
thanks beef taco for the message i have the screaming sexy japanese boys on mine should i worry? Rolling Eyes
oops. I downloaded spider man at one point. it was actually a fun game. now im already rooted and have reflashed my software several times since then. should i be worried?
hey beefy nacho taco, you sir have no idea what your talking about your full of lard Surprised
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