At first I figured you had a bone to pick with Jackeey. But quick Google search reveals solid sources:
holy as it is in its open sourceness, is apparently ripe for exploitation.
Mobile security firm Lookout studied the Android Market and found a wallpaper application called Jackeey Wallpaper that sends user information to the Website Home - Jokes Paltform,funny lift for your
in Shenzhen, China.
Jackeey Wallpaper, which offers decoration ranging from My Little Pony, The Simpsons and Star Wars, also collects SIM card numbers, subscriber identification, and voicemail passwords from users' phones, reported VentureBeat
The app has been downloaded anywhere from 1.1 million to 4.6 million times, which is a funny, imprecise number culled from Android Market's imprecise data.
It turns out, Lookout said, each Android user is asked to give their permission to access an app, but on the iPhone no such permission is required for the iPhone because Apple approves apps.
In other words, the Jackeey wallpaper issue is another example of how the Android Market runs wild without a lot of controls.
But it's not alone. Roughly 47 percent of Android apps access some kind of third-party code, compared to 23 percent of iPhone apps, the firm found.
The Jackeey issue is no doubt one of the reasons the Android team at Google is launching
a new licensing service to protect paid applications in the Android Market from unauthorized use.
Jackeey might also be a good candidate
for Android's remote kill switch. Most of the other 70,000 apps in the Market are behaving nicely; it's time to take out the trash
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