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BLOG: Symantec shouldn't backpedal on Android 'Malware'

Tony Bradley | Feb. 3, 2012
Symantec stirred up controversy last week when it announced the discovery of apps in the Android Market that it deemed malicious. Symantec has now stepped back from calling the apps "malware", but it still maintains that the apps in question do unwanted things that legitimate apps shouldn't do...so what's the difference, exactly?

Symantec has taken some heat for being alarmist and spreading FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) related to these apps. Personally, I think Symantec should be commended for bringing attention to the shady activities of these apps, and that it should stick to its guns.

Malware is malware.

 

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