by Catalin Cosoi, on 03 February 2012
Securing the Android Market is a good idea. But it doesn’t eliminate the need for a security solution installed directly on the device. According to our stats, only 0.5% of known malicious apps were found on Google’s Android Market. Because people will always search for the best choice, they are likely to install applications from other third-party markets as well - which means they are still at risk from malware.
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On Feb.3.2012 10:21
Ohh great, now I need a police with me when I go to dubious markets to buy weed. please stop selling snake oil, people that download applications from other markets are responsible for what they do, and Antivirus only gave them a false sense of security, no antivirus could detect a carefully crafted malware until it is widespread and the virus database is updated with the malware signature, so people is not safe. Even people on closed markets like Apple walled garden, just write an applications that start acting as malware 6 months from now, Apple will not detect it