Android Market Web Store Users Need Not Be Concerned Yet

We reported yesterday that there was possible malware or a spyware threat evident from the Android Market Web Store to its smartphone users. The security firm Sophos assessed the online Android web store and suggested that the acceptance mechanism associated with the store was flawed and could enable third party users to install spyware on to the smartphones.

Google has now come up with an explanation for the same problem and has suggested that for now, there is no evident security threat from the store and it is risk free for the moment. Google has suggested that there is atwo-tire verification process on the online store which would make it very difficult for third party users to break in and install spyware. However Google has asked users to maintain strong passwords and also suggested that users should remember to log out of their accounts, especially when they access the store through a public domain.