According to Lookout Security, Google recently removed 22 malicious apps from the official Android Market.

"So far this year, Google has yanked more than 100 malicious Android apps from its download distribution channel," writes Computerworld's Gregg Keizer.

"Lookout spotted nine malware-infected apps last week, and another 13 over the weekend," Keizer writes. "The company dubbed the malware bundled with the fake apps 'RuFraud,' and said that the code sent spurious text messages to premium numbers, racking up revenues for the criminals."

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