I've recently bought a HTC Wildfire and absolutely loved it and the concept of android. But as a long-time computer user the seeming lack of security is freaking me out a bit. I've read the guidelines about what services and application has access to, but just about every single application asks for access to things that are worrying. So it's mostly a matter of install and pray. The advice is, to listen to android community feedback about particular applications. Obviously some applications have become well known and legitimate. But unless I'm mistaken, there doesn't seem to be any way to find out if any application is Malware. the only way a person would know, is if they had their identity stolen, their passwords stolen, or money stolen from their bank account. And then how would a person know which application was stealing data? how would one know it was even the phone over ones computer. So the idea that a community can offer feedback and warn each other of malware hidden in applications, is a false assumption. It seems to me, that android phones desperately need some sort of firewall. And a means of recording which applications might be sending data to unknown locations. I don't need to scare anyone, but as a newbie this is how it seems to me, if I'm wrong here please let me know, because I really do want to be wrong.