Linked by Kostis Kapelonis on Sat 14th May 2011 15:43 UTC
General Development Application stores are growing everywhere like mushrooms. While users have initially embraced application stores because of the ease they offer with application installation, developers have several complaints. Division of profits from paid application and ineffectiveness of the screening process are among the major issues. Are application stores the best distribution channel possible? Can they satisfy both developers and users?
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RE: Security in the application
by patrix on Mon 16th May 2011 14:40 UTC in reply to "Security in the application"
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2006-05-21

yes there have been some iphone app store apps that contained malware.

As for Android, they require your permission (granted at installation time) to access any bit of data or functionality, the problem being that most people don't bother understanding the permissions, and that most of the cases of Android malware have come from third-party sources rather than the android market - ie, sources where software was pirated, cracked (to be free rather than pay 0.99$ or whatever), and injected with malware... and installed at a user's risk and peril!

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