Tuesday, May 31, 2011

More Apps Hit With Malware

For us Android fans, I guess malware is going to a face of life until Google figures out just how it wants to deal with the situation. This time, a new malicious version called "DroidDreamLight" has infected about two dozen apps.

The saving grace is that they don't seem like the types of apps most users will download.

Here's the thing. I make it a rule not to use pirated apps or download apps from the smallish developers unless it's one that I have thoroughly vetted.

Perhaps Amazon's semi-walled app store is the way to go for the most of us. It's bad for the small developers but as an Android user, I'm not too broken up about it.

Anyway, just be careful. Exercise caution. Use some common sense. A lot of time, that's all it takes to avoid these kinds of security and privacy issues.

More at MSNBC.

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