US DOJ fines StealthGenie for selling Android, iOS spyware, demands source code

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  • Reply 41 of 45
    hill60 wrote: »
    <div class="quote-container" data-huddler-embed="/t/183599/us-doj-fines-stealthgenie-for-selling-android-ios-spyware-demands-source-code#post_2645527" data-huddler-embed-placeholder="false">Quote:<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>singularity</strong> <a href="/t/183599/us-doj-fines-stealthgenie-for-selling-android-ios-spyware-demands-source-code#post_2645527"><img alt="View Post" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" /></a><br /><br /><br />You mean when an app wants to update itself outside of Google Play it asks you if you want to proceed and is giving you a warning. The bastards how dare they!</div></div><p><br />No, the fact that it demands that you allow all sources, thus making your phone vulnerable to the threats that Android fools say are of no consequence, only IF you do not select the option that Samsung and I also assume Amazon require.</p>
    so if you want the Samsung app to update you allow it then lock down afterwards, you could have the verify apps box ticked as well so the app is checked.
  • Reply 42 of 45
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,990member
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    Originally Posted by singularity View Post





    so if you want the Samsung app to update you allow it then lock down afterwards, you could have the verify apps box ticked as well so the app is checked.



    ...or just stick with an iPhone and not have to put up with such crap.

  • Reply 43 of 45
    hill60 wrote: »
    <div class="quote-container" data-huddler-embed="/t/183599/us-doj-fines-stealthgenie-for-selling-android-ios-spyware-demands-source-code/40#post_2645648" data-huddler-embed-placeholder="false">Quote:<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>singularity</strong> <a href="/t/183599/us-doj-fines-stealthgenie-for-selling-android-ios-spyware-demands-source-code/40#post_2645648"><img alt="View Post" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" /></a><br /><br /><br />so if you want the Samsung app to update you allow it then lock down afterwards, you could have the verify apps box ticked as well so the app is checked.</div></div><p><br />...or just stick with an iPhone and not have to put up with such crap.</p>
    true, you definitely wouldn't be able to go to any other app store. Such things are verboten in iOSland.
    It's biggest strength and it's biggest weakness.
  • Reply 44 of 45
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,990member
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    Originally Posted by singularity View Post





    true, you definitely wouldn't be able to go to any other app store. Such things are verboten in iOSland.

    It's biggest strength and it's biggest weakness.



    ...and Apps update themselves, automatically, without compromising security.

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