Over 24 apps have been pulled by Google from the Android market because they were infected with malware.
“This weekend, multiple applications available in the official Android Market were found to contain malware that can compromise a significant amount of personal data,” Lookout said in a blog post. “Likely created by the same developers who brought DroidDream to market back in March, 26 applications were found to be infected with a stripped down version of DroidDream we’re calling ‘Droid Dream Light’ (DDLight).”
Back in March Google removed some affected apps from phones remotely and promptly issued a security update.
So the moral to the story? Pay close attention to what apps you download. Make sure the apps are from a trusted site. Check out the app features and once you have installed them watch your phone for suspicious activity. But foremost, use a security app and an app to monitor all other apps activities.