A new day, a new security compromise on Android.


As if the Carrier IQ issue wasn’t enough of a challenge for the Android platform, a new permissions compromise has been found by boffins at North Carolina State University┬áin the USA.

The challenge for smartphone vendors is that many of their customers aren’t aware they are actually buying a mobile computer. There’s an onus on the vendor and those of us in the industry to continue to remind less tech savvy users of the threats this might entail.

For most people Android or any other platform is as safe as a bank. As long as you keep your eyes and ears open and follow some key steps to protect yourself online.

I did note in the video the phone receiving the SMS appeared to be protected by Lookout. My friends there advised yesterday they protect against GG Tracker which is used to send Premium Rate SMS. I’ll be asking them if this compromise, which can also facilitate sending SMS, is also protected by Lookout.
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