Google Android Market infected with Malware

Looks like there’s no stopping from Malware’s sneaking into Google’s Android App market. Though Google had launched the Malware scanning service recently, which boasted that it would help Google filter out possible malwares from getting into the Google Android Play App market, things have gone out of hand now.

Latest malware to hit the store is Android.Dropdialer, a trojan that racks up costly charges from forced calls made to premium phone numbers, was found in two separate titles that weren’t caught for weeks, according to a blog post published Tuesday by Irfan Asrar, a researcher with antivirus provider Symantec.

What’s more interesting is that two popular games were carrying this malware. “Super Mario Bros.” and “GTA 3 Moscow City,” generated as many as 100,000 downloads.

This once again reinforces how insecure Android’s App Market is. Wish there was a secure third party app that could ensure security for the installed apps. Phew!

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