Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jan 2010 23:38 UTC
Google Ah, and there we have it: another chapter in the discussion between open and closed when it comes to application stores. A phishing application, masquerading as a banking application from First Tech Credit Union, made its way onto the Android Market. It was removed quickly, but the damage is done.
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With traditional computer software, coming from a multiplicity of sources, users have learned to think critically about whether a piece of software might be trustworthy or not (e.g. in the case of a banking client, is this coming from the bank's website or not?)

Only the more literate users have learned to think critically in this way. If it were the case that ALL users were actually paying attention to what they were installing instead of just double clicking on 'angelina_jolie_nude.jpg.exe', Windows would be the most secure OS on the market ;)

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