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Root Security bulletin for rooted users: Android passwords stored as clear text

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by unlazyfree, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. unlazyfree

    unlazyfree Active Member
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    Security bulletin for rooted users: Android passwords stored as clear text | Android Central

     

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  2. Roceskt

    Roceskt Well-Known Member
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    thx for the info. :)
     
  3. ghamden

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    Go to Super User Icon set it to tell you if SU(root ) is being requested . it will give a notification in notification bar not a fix but gives you little piece of mind
     
  4. jomtones

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    Would a malicious app even NEED 'super user' to read your plain-text passwords?
     
  5. Bundy

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    That's what it sounds like, yes. Without 'super user' permission, an app can't access the db, malicious or not. At least that's what I take from the article.
     
  6. jomtones

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  7. howarmat

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    i read cory post before and it makes more sense than the one from the OP. its really not too much to worry about but for some people it might be
     

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