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So Why does Apple lock down the IPhone and IPad?

05 Mar

I guess after this week ,many people are finally realizing that there is a reason that Apple lock down the platform.

Yes I’m speaking about the mass breakout of Android viruses via the Android Market.
You can find more here:Android viral swam
and here: Google withdraws more than 50 virus-infected apps from Android Market.

From a personal point of view, I have to say I am rather disappointed in Google over this situation, specifically because it is possible to have java secure the apps and provide a validity checksum per class.
So it would be very easy for any ‘hacked’ application to be detected, since the majority of the classes would have the same checksum as the valid application.
All it would require is for Google to kick off an internal alarm when say >99% of the checksums of a new application matched an existing application.

 

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