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I was specifically saying Google was idiots for allowing the same exact malware (that they failed to catch in dozens of apps in may) back onto the marketplace on Aug 20th.
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Herp, as a matter of fact they are quite ignorant of the risks involved associated with open platforms. I know this for a fact, and thus I do take care in downloading apps from the Market. And if you're following how the Android Market features apps, all of the top-grossing ones are devoid of any malware of the sort - be it from big developers or indie ones. Those with malware are either taken from unofficial sources (outside the Market), or are very obscure (i.e. <1000 downloads range).

To name some major developers in Android:

GLU Mobile
Hexage
GO Dev Team
Dataviz, Inc.
Evernote, Inc.
Adobe Systems
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Case in point: if you're techy enough to really be into trying out a bunch of different apps, you should have the common sense to identify an app as safe or risky. When in doubt, drop out.

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I was specifically saying Google was idiots for allowing the same exact malware (that they failed to catch in dozens of apps in may) back onto the marketplace on Aug 20th.
It's a variant of DroidKungFu, not the same exact malware. What the process for catching any apps that people are still trying to infect with DroidKungFu is I don't know, but I assume it has to do with checking the hash on apps, for which this new Gingermaster malware would be different from DroidKungFu.
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Case in point: if you're techy enough to really be into trying out a bunch of different apps, you should have the common sense to identify an app as safe or risky. When in doubt, drop out.



It's a variant of DroidKungFu, not the same exact malware. What the process for catching any apps that people are still trying to infect with DroidKungFu is I don't know, but I assume it has to do with checking the hash on apps, for which this new Gingermaster malware would be different from DroidKungFu.
Every deployment is a variant. It's never going to be exactly the same.

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