Originally Posted by XNine
If you want that, then there's the Apple Appstore. You can't have complete freedom and open apps in the market without some bad getting in there too. It's a double edged sword.
Yup. People gripe about Apples App store, and that is one of the reasons many jailbreak their iPhones to be able to run "other" apps, but Apple screens their apps and while one may get through every once in a while, it is much harder to have any malware/spyware with their approval process.
Not sure what safeguards are in place for Android apps.
It is one of the reasons I will not JB my wife's iPhone, she just does not understand malware/spyware on the phone so hers will remain locked.
With me, I pay attention to what I am installing, so not really a huge issue for me.