re: Android Security: Threat Level None?
Hey, look, an anonymous idiot says that the Android Market is spreading malware. There are "10's of thousands of people with malware on their phone RIGHT NOW"? Says who?
It's impossible for any piece of software to install itself on an Android phone. Read that again. Impossible. The user has to accept the permissions and then initiate the installation. The permissions page lists exactly what the software will be able to do. That's not something that a programmer can fake. It's part of the operating system and there's no way around it. If you don't want apps to have access to your personal data, then don't install apps that say they are going to access your personal data. It really is that simple. No app will ever have access to your personal data unless you have explicitly given it permission to access that data.
If these companies want to market and sell "stupid protection", there would be nothing wrong with that because that's all their software does. It protects you from your own stupidity. If you don't understand what the permission mean, then why are you installing software from some goofball developer that you've never heard of?
We all understand that you're an apple fanboy who hates the fact that Android is crushing your silly, locked-down operating system, but you really need to work on your presentation a bit because you're just making yourself look like a fool.