Google has admitted that it removed “a number” of Android malware apps from the Android Market last week and has now used the remote kill switch built into Android to remove the offending apps from users devices. Google says the malware exploited vulnerabilities in Android that have been patched since Android 2.2.2. Google says it believes hackers were able to gather device-specific information including the unique identifier and the version of Android…

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However, Google added that the attackers may have been able to look at other data. Google has suspended the rogue developer accounts and called the police. The Android kill switch uses the same technology that allows the Android Market Web Store to remotely install apps on devices. Google is not alone in having a kill switch. Apple has previously confirmed that it has a kill switch in place for iOS devices so iPad 2 and iPhone apps could be remotely squashed though it has not used it so far.

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  • Anonymous

    I’m using a android phone…

  • Anonymous

    While removing illegal procedure, but still dangerous…

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