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Google’s open source boss defends Android security isssues

TechWatch - Google hits out at security industry, which replies citing lack of app review process.

As yet more research uncovers further security threats in Android devices, Google’s Chris DiBona has accused security firms and anti-virus vendors of being nothing more than “charlatans and scammers” who create scare stories in order to sell their software.

Angry at what he sees as an attack on open source software in general, DiBona posted a rant on Google+ about why open source has little to worry about from viruses.

This has led to a number of reports that suggest that Google’s approach to the Android malware problem is nothing more than burying their head in the sand, something which worries the security community greatly.