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Use operator-run app stores, not Google Play

PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:46 pm
by DaFoxx
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/04 ... lay_fraud/

Google’s security credentials have taken another hit after the Japanese government warned local Android users to download their apps from third party operator-run stores, and not Google's own Play, following the discovery of a prolific info-stealing app on the official site.

The Tokyo-based Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA) alerted domestic Android users last Friday that a rogue app named “sexy porn model wallpaper” had already been downloaded 500,000 times from Google Play before being spotted and removed.

The app, which promises “sexy fresh girls wallpaper”, works like many others of its kind by requesting user permission to access phone information including location details, email address and terminal information before sending it on to a third party server.


hmmmm, so posting it as a SEXY girl wallpaper, got it 500 000 downloads BEFORE it was noticed, what DO you imagine they were staring at whilst it stripped their data :P

sex not only sells, looks like it steals too :mrgreen:

Re: Use operator-run app stores, not Google Play

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:21 pm
by chaosclown
And this is why we can't have nice things!