Want To Be Hacked, Tracked, And Profiled? Then You Want An Android Smartphone

If you want to be hacked tracked and profiled, then you should be considering getting one of the Android based phones and installing software from the Android Marketplace.  For most IT departments, it is considered a bad copy of an iPhone.  Clearly, it made Steve Jobs so upset when he saw Google copying his product, he ejected then Google CEO Eric Schmidt from the Apple board.

Very seriously though, the Android market is not really monitored by Google and therefore there is no filtering of software applications for security or quality.

You can check out the tests of the IT engineer who initially reported the danger here.  Professional System Integrator and IT Support firm AINEO Networks raised a similar red flag in August.

For Android, the Bright Citizen word is ‘buyer beware’.