Mar
04

Google removes 21 apps from the Android Market

The Android Police blog identified 21 apps in the Android market as containing potentially nasty root exploits.

Google has removed these 21 apps from the market. These apps were developed by Myournet, a Chinese developer, and they have been downloaded thousands of times before being pulled off.

The problem with these apps is that they would use a root exploit and gather data in the handset and also its location and user. The apps were also downloading more codes without the user even realizing.

As per the Android Police, when they connected with them it took Google all of five minutes to remove these apps from the Android Market. As per them this is the ultimate Android Trojan till date and there have been 50,000 downloads already.

Although no official news is there about users being harmed by these apps, Google has not yet made any statement to assure them.

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