Android wallpaper app exploit stole info from millions of users


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Android wallpaper app exploit stole info from millions of users

Newsbrief by Todd Haselton on Thursday July 29, 2010.

An Android application, available in the Android Market and developed by Jackeey Wallpaper, has reportedly been stealing information from millions of users and sending it to a website based in Shenzhen, China. The unnamed app was discovered by mobile security firm Lookout and has reportedly been downloaded 1.1 to 4.6 million times. According to Venture Beat, the software then sends private information, such as your SIM card number, browsing history, voicemail password, and subscriber identification, off to Home - Jokes Paltform,funny lift for your, a site owned by a Chinese resident. The breach of the Android Market gives some weight to Apple's strict application approval process.

source: Venture Beat
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
Edit: never mind, I fail at reading comprehension.
I'm very skeptical that many users downloaded a wallpaper app.
At least it wasn't a Virus......