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[Mashable] Google Pulls 21 Apps In Android Malware Scare

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the apps are malware aimed at getting root access to the user’s device, gathering a wide range of available data, and downloading more code to it without the user’s knowledge.
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Got to love the openness of Android, eh?
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Download apps with names like these:

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# Super Sex Positions
# Hot Sexy Videos
# Hilton Sex Sound
# Screaming Sexy Japanese Girls
Your just asking for trouble.
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Makes sense that they are pulling them but it is a smart move for google especially being and Android user myself.
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So is now a good time to start installing antivirus on our phones?
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So is now a good time to start installing antivirus on our phones?
Only if you plan to go around installing random apps.
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Only if you plan to go around installing random apps.
People shouldn't have to worry about not installing this app or that app.
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People shouldn't have to worry about not installing this app or that app.
It's a little thing called personal responsibility. If they fail to check the permissions required, it's their fault.
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People shouldn't have to worry about not installing this app or that app.
People shouldn't have to worry about installing an Anti-virus either.
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It's a little thing called personal responsibility. If they fail to check the permissions required, it's their fault.
But the normal user over looks those things. Most normal users aren't as tech savvy and shouldn't have to know what permissions are.
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