Fake smartphone apps prompt concerns

  • Article by: STEVE ALEXANDER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 8, 2013 - 10:53 PM

The unauthorized apps in the Apple and Google app stores were written by little-known software firms looking to make a buck.

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eurotravelerFeb. 8, 1311:24 PM

How long til someone creates a fake app that has a malicious purpose and loads it to either Apple's or Google's app store? If it was that easy to get those fakes apps out there, it's probably a possibility.

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amyj1001Feb. 9, 13 9:16 AM

I thought Apple was a lot more strict about its apps. How did Apple let these apps go through?

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freedubayFeb. 9, 1310:02 AM

what does/did the fake Caribou/regis app do?

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bobblumenfelFeb. 9, 13 2:28 PM

I'm surprised not to see the specious argument made by the app writers that Caribou and Regis should be grateful to them for the free advertising they're getting from the apps. That was one of the arguments for pirating music back in the day: "Well, my friends will like it and will go buy the music." Why should they? You didn't.

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