Moderator moment here:http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/06/23/android-20-percent-spyware/Everyone should be aware that as many as 1 IN 5 of all android apps out there are spyware or security risks. That should stop very few of you, I suppose, but you need to know...That's 1 in 5 for those of you who need to read things twice ... 20%.
Thanks for the link. Farm Frenzy works well. Space Physics is painfully slow. Great to have a list of apps/games like that but working out which ones will work is hard work. I know there is a thread on what apps work and which ones don't but there are many more on this list not in that thread.
[quote name='lawman;13040]Moderator moment here:[URL]http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/06/23/android-20-percent-spyware/[/URL]Everyone should be aware that as many as 1 IN 5 of all android apps out there are spyware or security risks. That should stop very few of you' date=' I suppose, but you need to know...That's 1 in 5 for those of you who need to read things twice ... 20%.[/QUOTE']Thanks for that. Any indication whether those include some Android Market apps downloaded direct from the official site?In other words, any idea if it is a problem across the board, or non-market application problem, or a problem of infected market apps downloaded from an alternative site?EDIT: missed the link. After reading it and the comments, the above are answered -- it applies to the Market, but actually the figure was arrived at because an estimated 20% of apps have the ability to transmit personal data. Whether they do or not is a different question, and whether they do it to bad effect is another. The claim of 20% malware seems a little overblown, though undoubtedly it's possible there could be some malware, as in most areas of downloadable software. So good to be cautious. Best bets would be well known programs, downloaded direct from the market. But certainly not as overwhelming a threat as it first appears from the one in five headline at that website.
UMMM.... most security risks associated with android apps deal with makeing calls and texts without your knowldge. The Eken is not a phone, so i dont think its a big deal. In fact, is a $100 toy, not really worth doing anything productive on it, that someone should be worried about information theft.
[quote name='xboxhacker;13546]The Eken is not a phone' date=' so i dont think its a big deal.[/QUOTE']You can have your contacts, at least one mailbox (Google Mail) and calendar if you synchronizing everything.
99.9%of the time if i am within WIFI distance, i have access to a computer.... so it make the Eken useless for email and appointment stuff. Especially considering the battery life if the WIFI is turned on. Not to mention that i have a windows mobile touch phone, that already does ALL that for me.... and lasts for hours on one charge.This, of course, is all just my opinion
[quote name='jayk2k;13981]Yeah' date=' I have a lot of my RPG books in PDF format, so leaving this plugged in and on the desktop still beats lugging 20-30 books around.[/QUOTE'] This was my main reason for buying one myself.
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