Google Web-Based Android Market Increases Potential Risk, Security Researchers Warn
eWeek.com, By Brian Prince
A new Web-based app store that allows Android users to remotely
download apps to their phone increases the potential fallout of a
compromised Google account, security experts say.
Some security vendors are
raising the question whether the browser-based version of the Google
Android market could open up opportunities for attackers.
recently launched a new version of the market that allows a device owner
to search for, buy and install applications on their mobile
device remotely over the Web from a desktopcomputer. To do this, all the
user needs to do is log in to their Google account.
While the capability was
meant as a nod to user convenience, some warn that the functionality increases
the potential fallout if someone’s Google account is compromised.