General Android Security Question...

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by billyk, Oct 29, 2010.

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    I had a long thread on security earlier this year regarding the use of apps intended to protect your Droid if stolen. Now I've another question/concern.

    Given the fact that...
    - We have apps on our Droids with varying levels of permissions
    - Our Droids are connected to the 'net 24/7
    - Many of us have encrypted password safe databases on our Droids

    ... can an app (ostensibly performing some non-threatening purpose) locate these db's on our Droids and transfer them over the 'net back to app developers without us knowing about it?

    -bk
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    any thoughts?
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    I'll bet your concern has some validity. The real issue is...what do you have to steal? If you have a lot, you may want to limit your apps.

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    I do limit my apps, just for this purpose. Like a lot of other password safe users, I've got hundreds of website id/passwords. Someone with malicious intent could wreak havoc on person's life if they have full access to that stuff.

    Thankfully, I did noodle this back when I first got my D1, and I made a separate db with bank information that does not go on my D1.
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    Theoretically, many things, including this, are possible. We could play "what if" and come up with all sorts of crazy scenarios ad infinitum.
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    Ok. Didn't think this was such a remote possibility given the complex behaviors in common virus apps. But if it is, that's a good thing.
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