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There is no mention of where these apps were obtained. It does not specifically say they were downloaded from the play store.

Thats the thing about android, you can install apps (APK's) from anywhere, not just the play store.
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There is no mention of where these apps were obtained. It does not specifically say they were downloaded from the play store.
Thats the thing about android, you can install apps (APK's) from anywhere, not just the play store.

Yep that's true might be that after all.
 
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So a thread about Apple "tracking you" for personalized ads blows up with anti-Apple people but then something more serious like this gets no attention?
Awesome.

There is a major difference between the two. The Apple tracking is being done by the creators of the phone itself. Android apps are third party and thus the responsibility is on the app creators if their software is insecure. Blaming google/android for insecure apps is like blaming microsoft for java exploits.

Yea, a major difference. In one version anonymous information is kept about what ads you've seen and apps you've used. In the other version, quote "allowing "man-in-the-middle" attacks to reveal data that passes back and forth when devices communicate with websites."

8% of apps is huge, considering there are hundreds of millions of Android devices out there, that leaves 10-20 million people potentially compromised at this moment. Granted not all of the apps may have done this on purpose, but regardless, that's quite a security fail on whoever is approving these apps.

A good point was brought up however, these apps could be retrieved from anywhere. I'd be curious if these were retrieved from Google Play or not.
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Any follow-up info on steps being taken?

edit: nevermind: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/18/google-android-security-flaw-fix-clientlogin_n_863824.html

Nice to hear it will roll out automatically without the users having to do anything. thumb.gif +rep for the link
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That's what you get when you have a crappy ass unregulated app-store and a generation of children thinking they are 133 h4x0rz for using a unix based OS. Good on you kids. Let your identities get stolen.
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That's what you get when you have a crappy ass unregulated app-store and a generation of children thinking they are 133 h4x0rz for using a unix based OS. Good on you kids. Let your identities get stolen.

Wow you really hate Android don't you? Why don't you generalize its user base some more, so we can see how delusional and uninformed you really are.
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That's what you get when you have a crappy ass unregulated app-store and a generation of children thinking they are 133 h4x0rz for using a unix based OS. Good on you kids. Let your identities get stolen.
The playstore is hardly unregulated.
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That's what you get when you have a crappy ass unregulated app-store and a generation of children thinking they are 133 h4x0rz for using a unix based OS. Good on you kids. Let your identities get stolen.

You seem really bitter, I hope you don't take that anger out on the people around you in real life.
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That's what you get when you have a crappy ass unregulated app-store and a generation of children thinking they are 133 h4x0rz for using a unix based OS. Good on you kids. Let your identities get stolen.

that is the downside of being OPEN my friend, aren't you aware of that? this is just like WINDOWS vs. OSX
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