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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:36 PM

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7 February 2011, 13:24
Android Market poses remote installation risk - Update

Google's revamp of its Android Market allows Android users to initiate the download and installation of apps from their PCs. To do this, users merely have to enter the Google mail account which links the Android smartphone to Android Market.

This is certainly practical, but unfortunately the smartphone itself does not then ask the user to confirm that they want to install the app. This means that an attacker with access to Google mail details, perhaps stolen by a trojan, could remotely install an app placed on Android Market onto a user's device. This would allow infection of the PC to lead to infection of the smartphone. Banking trojan's such as ZeuS already do this, but in a somewhat different manner.

http://www.h-online....te-1184450.html


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Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:40 PM

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Android Market's Web Store: Convenient, With a Risk of Malware

By Jared Newman, PCWorld Feb 7, 2011 7:28 AM

http://www.pcworld.c....html?tk=hp_new


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Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:43 PM

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Android Market now delivering malware, as well as updated Angry Birds?

By Christopher Dawson | February 6, 2011, 9:39pm PST

http://www.zdnet.com...ngry-birds/2780