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Old 06-03-2009, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was pondering during an application install how many of us actually review the security settings when we install an OTA app. Very few I suspect. I reviewed a few of the applications security settings and they were all "allowed" to access all data.

One can't help but wonder how long it will be before some rogue app is recognising visa details encoded in a fake gmail contact synced via gsync for example.

What is the general concensus for installing apps and allowing "all" access?
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The simple answer: It depends on who wrote the software.
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The simple answer: It depends on who wrote the software.
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Except I wasn't asking about who wrote the SW or what the individual authors did. I was asking what people checked when they install SW which might give itself access to potentially private data without the user checking.

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Old 06-03-2009, 07:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The general consensus on this topic would be hard to define without extensive research.

DJM2's simple answer to you is a good starting point. Most people would trust applications written by RIM and downloaded directly from the Blackberry site and therefore not review the security permissions of said app.

As for me, I am one who reviews the app permissions carefully, regardless of who authored it and where it was downloaded from. Especially if the permissions are different from the default.
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have some experience in this very area.

Some could very easily hide spy software inside a freebie application that could do many unsavory things.

There are many programs that can report back all information within your phone to include its very location. You must realize your Storm is basically a mini computer. Think of all the nasty apps out there used to terrorize computer users. Your Storm is no different.

However most websites dedicated to Blackberry phones are blissfully free of nerfarious types. Thank goodness!
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