Thursday, November 11, 2010
Google Andriod...Still Not Quite There...
See, as much as I love Google and many of its creations. I am no fan of their phone OS. Apparently a programmer discovered a flaw in the Android OS and exploited it, to make a point. He designed an application and disguised it as an "update" for the popular game "Angry Birds". The application once installed, hen downloaded and installed three additional applications into the user's phone without their consent. Had anyone else exploited this flaw, they could have downloaded malicious software without the user's knowledge. It was to be presented today at a national conference, but Google has removed the application from it's store.
Now, my thought on this is...if Google is screening he applications that are created before hey are published as content in their store...shouldn't they have realized what this application does? So you have to wonder what kind of "testing" Google actually does before allowing an app into their storefront.
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Name: Tekk Guy