Google Android App Attack: Tracking Clues

Computer security researchers trying to crack the recent major software attack on Google’s Android Market for wireless applications are examining digital fingerprints to try to figure out how and why the attack was perpetrated.Google has said 58 malicious apps were uploaded to Android Market and then downloaded to around 260,000 devices before Google removed the affected apps last Tuesday evening. It isn’t clear how many users activated the applications, a Google spokesman said. But users who did activate the apps, which included Super Guitar Solo, Advanced Barcode Scanner, Bubble Shoot and many others, ran the risk of having their personal data stolen from their phone and sent to a remote computer server.To read this Wall Street Journal report in full, see:
blogs.wsj.com/digits/2011/03/10/tracking-the-clues-in-the-google-android-app-attack/

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