Google Pulls Rogue Apps From Android Operating System
Search Engine operator Google has announced that it has pulled 21 rogue applications from its Android Market due to the fact that the applications in question contained malware.
The applications, once installed on a device utilising the Android operating system, will infiltrate into the device and transmit sensitive data in addition to downloading additonal and unwanted code.
The Android Market is generally more open to such attacks due to the fact that it is less regulated than the Apple iOS App Store. This means that Google have a responsibility to ensure that the content placed into the store isn’t dangerous or potentially malicious for the end user.