Google faces malware scare

Android, which had lately become the second most used mobile operating system in the world market and is bound to overtake Symbian has been lately found to be under malware attacks. It has been revealed that many Android apps may be sending personal information like IMEI numbers, phone numbers, E-mail addresses and other information to advertisers.

Google Android Logo

Google Android Logo

In the latest attack this past week Google has admitted about 260,000 devices had been affected by these malicious apps before Google removed them. Now Google has activated a remote kill switch to remove about 60 odd apps found to be Trojans. This has raised a global concern about the mobile and personal data security on Android Phones. Experts advise having a good antivirus to be installed on the devices and to exercise caution while installing apps from the Android market.