Android Market Flaw Opens Loophole for Hackers

04 Feb 2011

SecurityNewsDaily, By Matt Liebowitz

The new Android market opened its doors yesterday (Feb. 3), and security experts have already discovered a feature that makes users downloading apps via smartphone particularly vulnerable to cybercrime.

Android’s revamped market allows for remote download and installation of any app to a mobile device – all the user needs is a Gmail account linked to the device, the security company Kaspersky Lab said in a blog.

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