Google Unleashes Remote App Removal Feature
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 Android Market were found broke last Tuesday. However, Google 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 “Remote App Removal” feature last Saturday, wiping out malicious Android apps from infected devices without any additional action from the users. In addition to this, the search-engine giant will also push an Android 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 malicious Android apps 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.View Article Source »