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Infographic: As many as 100,000 Android apps are “suspicious”

0. phoneArena 05 Nov 2012, 03:28 posted on

Out of over 400,000 applications reviewed by Bit9, over 70% gained access to at least one high-risk permission...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 03:48 10

1. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


when installing I see the permissions....so completely MY responsibility = it is called freedom

Apple has a bigger problem, you do not see what you install:
http://goo.gl/jpnTr

of course, Google should do more for our privacy...but still the best

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 03:50 3

2. Gemmol (Posts: 484; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


I got to watch out with my Galaxy Note, I may need a Nexus to keep away from all these virus or move to Nokia 920, or finally make my first apple purchase, I cannot lie they make a great product too. The only thing holding back from apple phone is the screen, if it was bigger I would check them out beside Nokia 920. I do not go on XDA or mess with my phone, so those features do not appeal to me over android, its just their screen size.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:47 2

9. networkdood (Posts: 6244; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


You make zero sense - how is your Note more susceptible than your Nexus phone?
I have been on XDA for over 4 years, since the days of Windows 6....never had an issue with their developers...you should check it out.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 14:09 1

10. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


dafuq did i just read?

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 04:14 2

3. fistigons (Posts: 262; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Just read the entire study. Seems interesting that the same number of people with a jailbroken iPhone and a rooted android device was 16. Over 100 people had an iOS device and 93 had an android device.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 04:28 7

4. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


yeah apple good, google bad

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posted on 05 Nov 2012, 04:39 2

5. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)


But android don't sent email to cancel business meeting without your concern.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 05:46 1

6. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


what do you exactly mean?

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 05:47 1

7. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i actually agree... being close source is really ok coz your data is secured... while being open source has risks but at least you are enjoying yourself with it!

i think i remember a post here in PA that android being open has risk and so is iOS being close... but on data, apple is secure, while freedom you have android!

you know what they say... you get what you pay for!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 10:46 2

8. networkdood (Posts: 6244; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


You can see the permissions before you download and use the app. With apple...well -http://www.phonearena.com/news/40-of-iOS-apps-invade-your-privacy-without-permission-reveals-app-before-getting-pulled_id32483

Just have to use common sense. No different than the health care scams on senior citizens going on in Florida, or someone knocking on your door asking for money - always be wary, suspicious and ask lots of questions.
Old news, phonearena, but nice graphic.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 16:30 1

11. Quezdagreat (Posts: 411; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Welcome to google play. The home of malware, spyware and antivirus software. I'm sold

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