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[6]: From a security firm
by clhodapp on Fri 25th Jun 2010 11:05 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: From a security firm"
clhodapp
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2009-12-04

That aspect of it seems even worse than Apple's shenanigans.

Apple has the same power over iPhoneOS/iOS devices.

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