It's About Time Google Did Something About All Those Nasty Android Apps

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Google announced today it has a new system for rooting out malicious apps that creep their way into the Android Market.A lot of these apps disguise themselves as innocuous games in order to trick you into downloading them. Since Google doesn’t have a strict review process for apps like Apple does, it’s easy for people to sneak malicious apps into the Market.

Google’s solution is a new “Bouncer” that automatically screens apps for malicious code, spyware, trojans, and other nasty things.

Thanks to the Bouncer, Google says it has seen a “40% decrease in the number of potentially malicious downloads from the Android Market.” Not bad.

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