I discussed this article “Experts: Smartphone security threats overdramatized” in the Info Sec Place Podcast last week and my main disagreement is that the writer really is trying to swing the pendulum too far in the other direction to where there is almost no concern. He is also ignoring the server side components which is an area of the problem that I have been spending a bunch of time on.
Now back to the apps themselves, here are two stories about real live bad apps causing damage/money. Yes, maybe there is some slight over-dramatization that the sky is falling, but it really isnt so safe as Snyder wants to have people think.
- Infected Android app runs up big texting bills
- Google Removes Many Malicious Apps From Android Market