Please be advised that there is a very destructive piece of malware doing the rounds at the moment. There are a few things that make this one more dangerous than normal
On March 4th, reports were released that Google had removed 21 malicious apps from its Android Market. These apps were malware aimed at getting root access to the user's device, gathering a wide range of information and acting as quietly downloads more malicious code to the device without the user knowing.
Since then, Google now says that there were actually 58 dangerous apps removed from their Android Market, all created by the entity Myournet. The apps in question are all pirated apps, with one such knock off simply being called Chess.
On Saturday, Google remotely turned on its kill switch, which is able to remove the applications from all user phones.
The kill switch is actually software that’s downloaded onto an Android smartphone and installed automatically, removing the apps in question with no user action required. In its Google Mobile Blog, the company announced:
“We are pushing an Android Market security update to all affected devices that undoes the exploits to prevent the at ...