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More Android Malware Pulled From Google Play
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7/12/2012 | 2:20:49 AM
re: More Android Malware Pulled From Google Play
As long as there's money to be made in dupe-ing the end user of a new technology that they may have limited understanding about, there will always be a criminal element waiting to take advantage of them - and no matter how many security interlocks you put between the user and the criminal, someone will always find a way around them.

So, it looks like Google is happy with the idea of automating their process and just chalking up those who get damaged by the applications that get by their process as collateral damage. Apple's examining every application that comes in, by hand, and still doesn't have a perfect record.

With regards to the new attack vector discussed here, with applications being downloaded in pieces from various sites, etc., wouldn't it be possible (in a testing lab) to look at the data coming into and going out of the Android session to determine what the application is actually doing? If it was in the PC world, a simple network sniffer would be able to tell you all you'd need to know in very short order.

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