Something for Google to think about

Expensive malware appears for Microsoft’s Windows Mobile
[Via AppleInsider]

Malware embedded into legitimate-looking games designed for Windows Mobile has appeared, automatically dialing up foreign telephone services to rig up hundreds of dollars in illicit charges for users behind their backs.

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Getting an app from Apple’s app store is like buying something at a major chain store. You know what you are getting. Buying one for more like buying one at a street vendor. You never can be really sure just what you are getting.

Without someone to really vet the apps, there will be the danger of an app being malicious. I think many people will prefer buying from a safe place, even if it is not as wild and wooly as some of the developers want.