Linked by David Adams on Thu 31st Mar 2011 16:41 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption If you download and use what appears to be a version of the commercial "Walk and Text" Android app from a file sharing site, you're in for a surprise. When you run it, it shows you that it's being "cracked" but it's really gathering information from your device, in preparation for an e-smackdown. It sends a bunch of personal information (name, phone number, IMEI) off to a server, and, just for lulz, text messages everyone on your contact list:
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RE[4]: Nice !
by gerg on Fri 1st Apr 2011 14:13 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Nice !"
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Tell me, how do you rate a paid app you haven't bought? As far as I can tell, you only get access to rating when you've installed an app through the Market.

People purchase it and then immediately issue a refund. Thusly allowing them to rate and comment.

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RE[5]: Nice !
by No it isnt on Fri 1st Apr 2011 17:05 in reply to "RE[4]: Nice !"
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Sounds like an awful lot of trouble to go through to get back at you. You must be doing something stupid to make it worthwhile.

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RE[6]: Nice !
by gerg on Fri 1st Apr 2011 17:36 in reply to "RE[5]: Nice !"
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You mean like your troll? The effort required of your idiotic troll is more or less the equivalent effort. You more or less proved the point.

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