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Security firm claims malware on Google Play up 4-fold

(United Press International) The number of malicious apps on Google’s Android Play store has increased by almost a factor of four, a U.S. Internet security company claims.

RiskIQ — which monitors mobile application stores to detect suspect applications, application tampering and brand impersonation — said malicious apps in the Google store have grown by 388 percent from 2011 to 2013, ZDNet reported Wednesday.