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[liberationtech] Fwd: Android apps used by millions vulnerable to password, e-mail theft

Christopher Parsons christopher at
Mon Oct 22 10:23:48 PDT 2012

Hi all,

The paper can currently be downloaded here: The link
at the top of the article seems to be dead.

Christopher Parsons
Doctoral Candidate
Political Science, University of Victoria

> Scott Elcomb <mailto:psema4 at>
> 22 October, 2012 9:39 AM
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM, Yishay Mor <yishaym at> wrote:
> <snip>
> Just one quick comment: Assuming one download per person, the
> researchers are leaving tens-to-hundreds of millions of consumers open
> to abuse. In a free market, poor products should be punished. As
> consumers, we should know which products are affected so that we can
> remove them from our device(s) until the problems are fixed.
> There is no indication that the researchers have or will attempt to
> contact the affected app's authors*; allowing consumers to continue to
> use these products is ethically reprehensible, IMHO.
> * I'm unable to read the actual paper; the link provided returns a
> simple "Access Denied" message.
> Best regards,
> --
> Scott Elcomb
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> Yishay Mor <mailto:yishaym at>
> 22 October, 2012 9:00 AM
> Any comments on this?
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