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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jabbotts
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2007-09-06

I'd just stick with the normal aproach:

"
This program accesses your; address book, phone calling
[ ] do not show this warning in future.
[allow] [deny]
"

Each program can then warn the user that it will be touching stuff or, ideally, the OS provides the monitoring, warning and permissions on a per application basis.

I don't think a minimum of one warning per application is too much and people can always opt to leave the box unchecked and see the warning each time if desired.

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