World-writable memory on Samsung Android phones
Posted Dec 18, 2012 15:57 UTC (Tue) by khim
In reply to: World-writable memory on Samsung Android phones
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The abysmal security of Android's typical "Play" store application should give anyone pause.
What "abysmal security" are you talking about? Compared to the alternatives it's nirvana. Yes, some trojans are out there and there are a lot of articles which discuss this problem, but most regular users only hear about problems from such articles.
Windows, MacOS - these are significantly worse and even Linux has pitiful track record once you go beyond the repos.
The only alternatives which are kind-of-better are iOS and Kindle - and somehow I don't think LWN subscriber considers iOS and Kindle a good things to promote.
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