The company could be required to pay damages of $500 for each of 500,000 unwanted text messages.
The platform is now FIPS 140-2 certified, which means that government agencies can deploy it as soon as it's launched.
The company says the apps demand a 'suspicious' number of high-risk permissions.
Downloaded apps will be checked against Google's database of known Android applications.
Developers have 30 days to comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act.
The man is said to have earned more than $650,000 from the malware.
Windows 8 is packed with new security features that should appeal to both end users and system administrators.
Context Information Security says RIM's device is the only tablet that offers a 'workable' BYOD solution.