Back in March Google removed 58 apps that contained viruses, but over the previous weekend they removed an addition 24 of them. The mobile security company Lookout estimates that the number of affected users was anywhere from 30,000-120,000. Lookout said:
“This weekend, multiple applications available in the official Android Market were found to contain malware that can compromise a significant amount of personal data. Likely created by the same developers who brought DroidDream to market back in March, more than 25 applications were found to be infected with a stripped down version of DroidDream we’re calling ‘Droid Dream Light’ (DDLight).”
How can you avoid become a mobile virus victim? Only download apps from trusted sources and read their reviews and star ratings. Also, be sure to check the permissions the app is requesting.
The list of infected apps include:
Magic Photo Studio