Since the beginning of this week Google withdrew more than 50 applications considered malicious its Android Market. According to information released by the web giant, programs could have access root the operating system and allowed malicious people to have access to “a lot” of data from their victims, capture and send back to the creator server the malware.
All applications, free, were versions of legitimate programs infected with a malicious code known as DroidDream. After received the complaint of the users and the Lookout security company, Google tried to remove from your application directory all the malicious developers programs, identified as Myournet, Kingmall2010 and we2009020, and recommend caution when downloading from unknown sources Apps.
According to the application downloads statistics, Google acted a bit late: more than 50,000 downloads in total were registered. In the barred list of apps were an innocent game of chess, a scientific calculator, a stopwatch, and a browser file. But also contained unusual programs, such as a catalog of sexual positions, a test for color blindness and to roll RPG data.