Google can take 8 weeks to remove malware programs from app store

Apps that potentially contain malware stick to the Google Play Store for typically 77 days after being detected, according to an analysis of software.

“The impression has been that iphone app markets are doing a great job taking down malicious apps, so the problem is basically solved,” says Gianluca Stringhini at Boston University. “It’s less of a solved problem as is thought.”

Stringhini and his colleagues at antivirus software company Norton monitored …

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