According to Mobile Beat, and Android application that was available in the Android Market, and downloaded by millions of Android users, collected users personal data and then sent that data to a website in China.
Security firm Lookout discovered that the data from the application was being sent to a mysterious website, and the app in question was from Jackeey Wallpaper, and it allowed users to install free wallpaper on their Android smartphone.
“Even good apps can be modified to turn bad after a lot of people download it,” MaHaffey said. “Users absolutely have to pay attention to what they download. And developers have to be responsible about the data that they collect and how they use it.”
The data that was collected from users included text messages, your SIM card number, browsing history, subscriber identification plus other personal data, and the application was apparently downloaded between one million and four million times. Have a look and our article on Android vs iPhone to see which smartphone and mobile platform is best for you.
via Mobile BeatFiled Under: Android News, Mobile Phone News, Technology News