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Craig Horlacher
02-06-2012, 07:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2012/02/android-and-security.html' target='_blank'>http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/20...d-security.html</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The last year has been a phenomenal one for the Android ecosystem. Device activations grew 250% year-on-year, and the total number of app downloads from Android Market topped 11 billion. As the platform continues to grow, we&rsquo;re focused on bringing you the best new features and innovations - including in security."</em><strong><span></span></strong></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/adt/auto/1328549881.usr309.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>I've never had a problem with a bad app doing serious damage.&nbsp; The worst problem I had was an app that was giving me advertisements as notifications.&nbsp; It wasn't hard to find the app and after I removed it the notifications stopped.&nbsp; This blog post explains some of the safeguards that are in place to protect your Android phone.&nbsp; One thing they highlight is the "Bouncer" service that Google developed to scan the Android Market and look for bad apps.&nbsp; It's good to know that however bad this problem is on Android Google is taking it seriously.</p><p>Have you ever had a problem on your Android device caused by a virus or malware?</p>