We have seen quite a few stories recently about smartphone applications that are capable of stealing your private data from your smartphone. A reporter at the BBC wanted to see how easy this would be to do, so he constructed a smartphone application that would send private data from handsets to an email account.
The BBC reporter used standard parts from software toolkits, and created a simple game, when people load the game onto their smartphone, it looks just like any other game, but it sends private data to a specified email account.
It only took the BBC reporter a couple of weeks to create the application, and this outlines how easy it is for fraudsters to create applications for various smartphones that will steal your information.
You can read more details about how the application was created and what data was taken from smartphone over at the BBC website.