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: From a security firm
by Kroc on Thu 24th Jun 2010 23:00 UTC in reply to "From a security firm"
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PEWTD - Problem Exists With The Designer. Security is a process, not a feature, and the user should remain safe and in control should the worse happen because the system is designed as such. You could blame the user for causing a car crash, but you shouldn’t blame them if the car’s engineering fails to protect them; that’s down to the design of the car, not the user.

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