Eavesdropping Smartphone Apps
Seems there are a lot of them. They do it for marketing purposes. Really, they seem to do it because the code base they use does it automatically or just because they can. (Initial reports that an Android wallpaper app was malicious seems to have been an overstatement; they're just incompetent: inadvertently collecting more data than necessary.)
Meanwhile, there's now an Android rootkit available.
Posted on August 2, 2010 at 9:21 PM • 24 Comments