1. Another_Chris's Avatar
    When you're company is basing it's turn around on Security, and an unknown individual releases a copy of a well known game from a respected Dev, which asks for security permissions including access to your files and photos, we have issues. We assume it's just to make money, but for all we know this could be a way to get at people's private stuff. "Hey, remember how you guys said you were the most secure in the industry? Well here Are naked pics of your customers, because they downloaded a game that you vetted for your app store and even listed in staff pics for games!

    He posted from his sleek Z30.
    01-12-15 09:00 AM
  2. anon1727506's Avatar
    A lot people today are careful about installing apps that are only from the the original company (but many don't always pay attention).

    It's why I think BlackBerry having to rely on 3rd Party "Apps For" is such a failure.
    And why installing Android Apps with no built in control of permissions is such a failure.
    And whey people that talk about Android is ran in a sandbox, show they don't understand there is no such thing.

    But yeah there are a number of Temple Run Apps in BlackBerry World... is one of these a known malware app?
    01-12-15 09:28 AM
  3. sk8er_tor's Avatar
    I'm going to assume that we're talking about people/companies that truly care about security. As such, they're using BES and the admin of the phone can prevent installation of such apps on the device. And even if you have Work/Life enabled, you can install a "bad" app on the Life part of the phone and it cannot access any of the Work stuff. So it's not a "huge" problem at all.
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    01-12-15 09:35 AM
  4. anon(9169048)'s Avatar
    When you're company is basing it's turn around on Security, and an unknown individual releases a copy of a well known game from a respected Dev, which asks for security permissions including access to your files and photos, we have issues. We assume it's just to make money, but for all we know this could be a way to get at people's private stuff. "Hey, remember how you guys said you were the most secure in the industry? Well here Are naked pics of your customers, because they downloaded a game that you vetted for your app store and even listed in staff pics for games!

    He posted from his sleek Z30.
    I completely disagree. When you download an app from BlackBerry World you have complete control over what permissions to give or not, you can check and uncheck boxes to your heart's delight if you don't agree with the permissions being asked. Most apps are legit but it's up to you to decide what to download and what terms you download it by. You don't like it when a certain app asks for access to your camera? Then uncheck the box allowing it. Simple really. Bear in mind that most apps need access to certain portions of your device for one reason or another; a camera or photo editing tool needs access to your pictures/video, a game may need to know what device you're using to rescale the screen, it may also need to know when you're on your phone so it can properly pause the app when someone calls you, a lot of apps need to know where you are in order to send you the proper content, etc, etc. But it's all your choice. It's your choice with permissions and your choice whether you download the app in the first place. All apps are also scanned to ensure there's no malware at the point of download. Does Android give you anything close to that flexibility? No.

    Talking of Android, when you download from the Amazon Store, apps are scanned for malware using the same software used in BB World before installation. There's not such the flexibility in permissions but that's Google's fault, no one else's and all permissions are presented to you before you opt to install. From there it's your decision whether to continue or not.

    Snap's a little riskier, you don't have the option of scanning the apps before downloading but once again the permissions are plainly presented to you. You decide whether to continue or not, no one else.

    If a permission doesn't make sense either uncheck (via BBW) or don't download. I can't see what all the fuss is about.
    Last edited by HelloNuman; 01-12-15 at 11:01 AM.
    01-12-15 09:44 AM
  5. anon(9169048)'s Avatar
    Oh yeah, and where are these naked pics? Hackers keep claiming that BlackBerry is next, they have been for years and yet nothing of any significance ever seems to happen. In the first quarter of 2014, it was announced that there would be massive news about a potential BlackBerry security breach and yet we're still waiting. Seems like there's such an announcement every 12-18 months.
    01-12-15 09:54 AM
  6. Another_Chris's Avatar
    Unlike the "news for" type apps that scam by just not being thr app you think it is, this is a whole new thing. If you go in to BlackBerry world, on the front page is temple run. It's a new release that is even on the "staff picks for games section. The Dev is listed as Imangi Studios (the actual dev), but it's been verified as not coming from them. Someone else has repackaged the APK and released it to BlackBerry world for profit.

    The problem. OS that there is no way to tell or isn't from the dev, as the game works perfectly. The permissions for the game include access to files, including pictures. So anyone thinking this game is the legit version will be allowing a completely unknown individual access to their Files and pics. BlackBerry messed up by approving this pirated version, which means if there is malicious intent, BlackBerry will be to blame if people have their data breached. The simple solution is to remove the came, and then show Imangi just how damn easy it is to repackage the android version to get it on BlackBerry.

    He posted from his sleek Z30.
    01-12-15 12:05 PM
  7. Another_Chris's Avatar
    A lot people today are careful about installing apps that are only from the the original company (but many don't always pay attention).

    It's why I think BlackBerry having to rely on 3rd Party "Apps For" is such a failure.
    And why installing Android Apps with no built in control of permissions is such a failure.
    And whey people that talk about Android is ran in a sandbox, show they don't understand there is no such thing.

    But yeah there are a number of Temple Run Apps in BlackBerry World... is one of these a known malware app?



    He posted from his sleek Z30.
    01-12-15 12:06 PM
  8. Another_Chris's Avatar
    I'm going to assume that we're talking about people/companies that truly care about security. As such, they're using BES and the admin of the phone can prevent installation of such apps on the device. And even if you have Work/Life enabled, you can install a "bad" app on the Life part of the phone and it cannot access any of the Work stuff. So it's not a "huge" problem at all.
    We're talking about anyone who downloads what they think is one of the more popular apps in the mobile gaming world, to potentially find out their private data is made public. If people find that their private pictures leaked due to laxness on BlackBerry's part, the company can't just say, we'll you're not a company so what do we care. The I cloud hack wasn't to a company either.

    He posted from his sleek Z30.
    01-12-15 12:10 PM
  9. Another_Chris's Avatar
    Oh yeah, and where are these naked pics? Hackers keep claiming that BlackBerry is next, they have been for years and yet nothing of any significance ever seems to happen. In the first quarter of 2014, it was announced that there would be massive news about a potential BlackBerry security breach and yet we're still waiting. Seems like there's such an announcement every 12-18 months.
    It may be just a guy trying to make money off of someone else's game, but people downloading Temple Run are being tricked in to running inherently insecure software that acts as a backdoor to your phone. "Hey guys, I finally got that Temple Run game everyone's been talking about for years. Wait, what do you mean it's not the real thing? Sure looks real." aaaaaand, some guy in Indonesia is looking at the naughty pics I sent my wife last month!

    He posted from his sleek Z30.
    01-12-15 12:13 PM
  10. Another_Chris's Avatar
    And the game is pulled.

    He posted from his sleek Z30.
    01-12-15 08:59 PM
  11. Maxxxpower's Avatar
    I completely disagree. When you download an app from BlackBerry World you have complete control over what permissions to give or not, you can check and uncheck boxes to your heart's delight if you don't agree with the permissions being asked.
    Nope, not if the App is an Android port. In this case it's "all or nothing" (except when using permission managers, but they require a first install of an app with all permissions and probably won't work with the next Android runtime anymore).
    01-13-15 03:03 AM

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