This is serious. Google's Android Market needs urgently a revision in their App approval policies. Symantec has reported malicious code, (Android.Counterclank) in a dozen of Apps from developers: iApps7, Ogre Games and redmicapps.
The full list of affected Apps is the following one:
The Apps appear to gather private data from users and start device's erratic behavior. One user of "Deal & Be Millionarie" said:
- Counter Elite Force
- Counter Strike Ground Force
- CounterStrike Hit Enemy
- Heart Live Wallpaper
- Hit Counter Terrorist
- Stripper Touch girl
- Balloon Game
- Deal & Be Millionaire
- Wild Man
- Pretty women lingerie puzzle
- Sexy Girls Photo Game
- Sexy Girls Puzzle
- Sexy Women Puzzle
| The game is decent … but every time you run this game, a ‘search icon gets added randomly to one of your screens," said one user on Jan. 16 after downloading "Deal & Be Millionaire," one of the 13. "I keep deleting the icon, but it always reappears. If you tap the icon you get a page that looks suspiciously like the Google search page |
Google, remains mute and is not sending any warning or dropping the Apps form the Market by now.
So, watch out for the games you download from the Market.
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