Problem with security when purchasing through app store.

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by MonaCK, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. MonaCK
    Offline

    MonaCK New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Central NJ
    Ratings:
    +0
    So we're pretty sure that our credit card information was stolen when we purchased an app from the google app store. I would highly, highly suggest that all of you who have purchased apps check your credit card statements and make sure that all charges that are on your card, are charges that you authorized.

    Someone bought another $40 worth of apps, and then tried to charge about $1000 in electronics. Luckily for us, we happened to be checking our credit card statement (which is linked to our checking account) because we were getting ready to do some bill paying, so we caught it pretty quickly, and the vendors are working with us to reverse the charges.

    Our next call is to Google. Just curious to see if anyone else is in the same predicament.

    This was our first purchase at the app store. Unfortunately, it's looking now like it'll be our last. :(
     
  2. MonaCK
    Offline

    MonaCK New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Central NJ
    Ratings:
    +0
    Nope. On my secured home network.
    Actually wasn't on wifi at all, now that I think about it.
    I was on 3G.
     
  3. Martin030908
    Offline

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,773
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Ratings:
    +0
    Scary thought. Just made me check my account :)

    All good still... Whew!

    Are you using 'Better Keyboard' App by any chance? It does warn you that keystrokes can be recorded while using the app.... just a thought.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 28, 2009
  4. MonaCK
    Offline

    MonaCK New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Central NJ
    Ratings:
    +0

    Nope. No "better keyboard" app.
     
  5. Martin030908
    Offline

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,773
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hmm.... if you do get an answer from Google def let us know... or any answer for that matter.
     
  6. MonaCK
    Offline

    MonaCK New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Central NJ
    Ratings:
    +0
    I will definitely update once I know more. Very troubling.
     
  7. Martin030908
    Offline

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,773
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yes it is. This is why I have a credit card with a low limit that I keep only for internet use and things like that. Just in case this scenario played out the damage would be minimal.

    I'm really curious to find out what happened with your account.
     
  8. MonaCK
    Offline

    MonaCK New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Central NJ
    Ratings:
    +0
    I think from now on, if we do purchase anything else, it'll be through paypal with a one-use credit card number. Funny - I thought because it was Google, it was safe. My bad, right? ;)

    I'll keep you all updated. We're on the phone with Verizon now trying to get the appropriate contact information on who to talk to at Google.
     
  9. chomorro
    Offline

    chomorro Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    315
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    San Diego
    Ratings:
    +0
    Curious I they actually took your information from google or just randomly jacked a card account that happen to be yours. Keep us updated
     
  10. MonaCK
    Offline

    MonaCK New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Central NJ
    Ratings:
    +0
    So far attempts to contact a human being at the android market have been unsuccessful. We might end up chalking this up to a one time situation, and will make sure to use disposable card means if we make any additional purchases from the market.
     
  11. Breezer23
    Offline

    Breezer23 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hmm makes me worry since I use Better Keyboard. Shame I only use it for the haptic feedback.
     
  12. Martin030908
    Offline

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,773
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Ratings:
    +0
    When I asked if that app was installed I was just trying to troubleshoot...

    I have nor have heard no evidence that Better Keyboard maliciously uses stored keystrokes... or even that they are stored... I was merely pointing out what the 'warning' says when enabling the app itself.

    Just wanted to be clear :)
     
  13. OMEGA5
    Offline

    OMEGA5 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    wow, that is scary, made me look at mine, but then I realized I am poor so the joke would be on them!
     
  14. Breezer23
    Offline

    Breezer23 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Ratings:
    +0
    Martin, I'm not worried as much about that. I just wouldn't mind the app space and that the Droid should have the option to vibrate when typing.
     
  15. Prodigy4
    Offline

    Prodigy4 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Much Love To The SFC
    Ratings:
    +0
    yea but at the same time, you don't want this to happen on your disposable one...this is really scary to think about because i'm switching soon to a droid.
     
Search tags for this page
app store card code was stolen
,
cecurity probrems in purchasing
,

security problems in purchasing

,
security problems of purchasing
,
security problems related to purchasing