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Google Unleashes Remote App Removal Feature

Written on March 07, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Google just released its Remote App Removal feature for infected Android devices. But is it enough to protect Android users from other malicious exploits?

A news that over 50 malicious applications in the were found broke last Tuesday. However, removed the said applications without leaving any public comment on the issue. But the question remains: What will happen to the apps that were already downloaded?

In response to this, Google unleashed the “” feature last Saturday, wiping out malicious apps from infected devices without any additional action from the users. In addition to this, the search-engine giant will also push an Market security update to prevent attackers from acquiring more information via exploit.

It seems that the latest Android security issue isn’t just a matter of fragmentation. In the first place, it is an issue of appearing in the Android Market. And though Google stated that they will be adding preventive measures, they don’t specify what those steps will be. Is Google doing enough to keep its users safe? Let your thought be heard by leaving a comment.

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