Post Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:52 am

Android apps could expose private data

I just recently read an article about mobile malware and then this comes up.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20008518-245.html

About 20 percent of the 48,000 apps in the Android marketplace allow a third-party application access to sensitive or private information
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And some of the apps were found to have the ability to do things like make calls and send text messages without the mobile user doing anything.
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dozens of apps were found to have the same type of access to sensitive information as known spyware does
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