Google Boots Malware From Market

Google has a Microsoft problem, which seems inevitable. Several dozen apps have managed to penetrate the Android Market site with malware, and were eventually booted off (Dan Goodin at The Register has the full story here). Like Microsoft's Windows platform, Google's Android platform makes for easy prey from hackers due to its growing size coupled with the openness of its development platform.

So, chalk up a point to Apple -- yet again -- for its approach. Apple is the biggest beast in the phone app market, but the philisophical approach it has taken to maintain strict control of developers, the Apple Apps Store and hardware has provided a form of consumer protection that has worked incredibly well after all these years.

I can't wait to see the first iPhone vs. Droid ad campaign. I'm sure that's inevitable too.

Posted by Michael Domingo on 03/04/2011 at 11:59 AM


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