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Google Remotely Kills Android Malware, Installs Security Tool

Remember the malware apps spotted on the Android Market a while ago? Well, aside from kicking them out of the Market, Google decided to remotely delete them from the users’ handsets as well. TechCrunch is claiming that there were in fact 58 malicious apps and 260,000 affected phones.

Aside from remotely killing the apps, Google also installed the Android Market Security Tool March 2011 on affected devices, in an attempt to undo the exploit. Thus, it won’t be sending out data to the hackers and your device won’t be prone to hacking again. Funny how the great search engine uses a backdoor to remove a backdoor exploit…