After more than 50 apps in the Market were discovered to contain fairly nasty malware scripts, Google showed its security hand this past weekend.The Android team announced in a blog post that they would be remotely wiping those apps from any phone with them installed, then automatically push a security update to affected phones and notify them by email. Google is also working to fix the underlying exploit, of course. Were you or anyone you know affected by the Android malware bait-and-switch? [Google Mobile Blog]
Google Remotely Wiping Malicious Android Apps, Pushing Security Fix
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