The problem is tied to the fact that Android's permissions model can't distinguish between the actions of an ad library and those of its hosting app.
The majority of password management apps actually reduce user security.
Approximately 10.8 million Android devices were infected in 2011, according to NQ Mobile.
Virtualization software maker targets the bring-your-own-device crowd with free data security apps for the popular cloud storage service.
Following the disclosure of security vulnerabilities with Google Wallet on Android, Google disables prepaid cards and advises users to enable screen locks.
The action was taken after it was found that users' funds could easily be accessed.