Linked by David Adams on Thu 24th Jun 2010 16:22 UTC, submitted by Governa
Privacy, Security, Encryption About 20 percent of third-party apps available through the Android marketplace allow third-party access to sensitive data, and can do things like make calls and send texts without the owners' knowledge, according to a recent security report from security firm SMobile Systems. There's no indication that any of the highlighted apps is malicious, but the report does underscore the inherent risks of a more open ecosystem as opposed to Apple's oppressive yet more controlled environment, with every app being vetted before availability.
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RE[2]: Comment by anevilyak
by Neolander on Thu 24th Jun 2010 19:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by anevilyak"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

If it's the way installing apps is planned to work on my OS, then the app will be killed by the OS, since it asks for something it didn't got the right to do at install time.

(Security based on fine-grained permissions like that is the way any OS should work. The user/admin model is so outdated that it's laughable. As someone said here, what do you fear at most ? Losing /bin or losing /home ?)

Just out of curiosity, are other people that the article's author seriously thinking that malware can't get on Apple's App Store as easily as on the Android Market ?

Edited 2010-06-24 19:45 UTC

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