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Hackers Release Data-Stealing Program to Push Google to Plug Holes at Security Conference

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by phandroid, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. phandroid

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    Well this is quite the unsettling story. Two “security experts” (I prefer to call them hackers) have drafted up a tool that would allow the user of it to probe an Android device to intercept emails and SMS messages. The program is a “root” utility that disguises itself as a program to help easily root [...]

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    This has got to be the biggest non-issue ever. This isn't a security threat, there is no exploit. The user has to actively install this and give it root permissions. Someone with a non-rooted phone isn't vulnerable to this, and those who have rooted should know the risks and not give absolutely everything root permission.

    This is just a couple of clowns trying to get their 15 minutes.
     
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    This is why I like the Super User Permissions program, you can see and grant applications root access as they request it.

    I only have 5 programs that have permanent root access, my backup programs (redundancy), wireless tether, juice defender, and quickboot. All of which are somewhat reputable.
     

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