Aah, the wonders of ‘open’…

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MacDailyNews – Malware designed to steal bank information pops up in Google’s Android app store

I’ve posted previously about the viewpoint of certain Mac-gurus (Inak-cough!-hto), that Apple’s over zealous closed system for the iPhone is something they should abandon and allow the users to decide whether or not they can run ‘x’ software on ‘their’ phone.

Apple have stated previously that a phone is not like a computer and you shouldn’t be allowed to just run anything on it – I agree.

Along comes Google with their ‘open-and-not-like-the-horrible-closed-iPhone’ GooglePhone, and this is the result, and as if to add insult to injury you have to do this:

If you did download the Droid09 app, please remove it from your phone and take it to your mobile provider to ensure it’s completely removed.

Not only do you have to delete it, you have to take it to your mobile provider to ensure it’s totally gone.

Take note of my emphasis – not only can you not be sure it’s gone by deleting in the UI, but you have to take it into the place you bought it to sort this problem out.

If something went wrong with an iPhone, you’d take it to an Apple Store, who’d be briefed on the problem and be able to sort it out there and then. Can you imagine taking your phone back into a high street phone provider and asking the untrained, minimum-wage spotty teenager to help you?

Ah, but at least you have an open phone… can’t use it reliably because it’s full of malware, but at least you haven’t got one of those ‘closed’ iPhones…

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