Android Market 50 apps discovered to have DroidDream Android Malware

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Android is getting popular and becoming a perfect playground for malicious coders. Over 50 apps has been removed from the official Android market after they were discovered to contain malware. The infected apps is said to have the malware dubbed DroidDream.

If DroidDream infected app is installed it effectively “rooted” users’ phones and captured personal information.

How come this malware was able to infect apps in the official android market?
Reddit member lompolo explained – The writer of the malware downloaded legitimate apps then edit it, put his malicious code, rename the app, and published again to the Android Market. The shocking part is that more than 50K – 200K already downloaded the infected apps.
Actually the Android infected apps is not new at all, many of this can be found in alternative download site and unofficial download sites. If you happen to download some apps this past days, try to check those.

Android Police posted the list of the infected apps and Android Market already removed the publisher and infected apps from their site.

The offending apps from publisher Myournet:

  • Falling Down
  • Super Guitar Solo
  • Super History Eraser
  • Photo Editor
  • Super Ringtone Maker
  • Super Sex Positions
  • Hot Sexy Videos
  • Chess
  • 下坠滚球_Falldown
  • Hilton Sex Sound
  • Screaming Sexy Japanese Girls
  • Falling Ball Dodge
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Dice Roller
  • 躲避弹球
  • Advanced Currency Converter
  • App Uninstaller
  • 几何战机_PewPew
  • Funny Paint
  • Spider Man
  • 蜘蛛侠

Over 30 more have been found by Lookout:

  • Bowling Time
  • Advanced Barcode Scanner
  • Supre Bluetooth Transfer
  • Task Killer Pro
  • Music Box
  • Sexy Girls: Japanese
  • Sexy Legs
  • Advanced File Manager
  • Magic Strobe Light
  • 致命绝色美腿
  • 墨水坦克Panzer Panic
  • 裸奔先生Mr. Runner
  • 软件强力卸载
  • Advanced App to SD
  • Super Stopwatch & Timer
  • Advanced Compass Leveler
  • Best password safe
  • 掷骰子
  • 多彩绘画
  • Finger Race
  • Piano
  • Bubble Shoot
  • Advanced Sound Manager
  • Magic Hypnotic Spiral
  • Funny Face
  • Color Blindness Test
  • Tie a Tie
  • Quick Notes
  • Basketball Shot Now
  • Quick Delete Contacts
  • Omok Five in a Row
  • Super Sexy Ringtones
  • 大家来找茬
  • 桌上曲棍球
  • 投篮高手

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