Sky TV Android app hacked

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by PJ., May 26, 2013.

  1. PJ. macrumors regular

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  2. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    Syrian hackers hack SKY UK and push out modified applications as an update.

    This is an interesting one.

    http://www.xda-developers.com/android/sky-uk-apps-compromised-on-play-store-uninstall-them/

    Now, this does highlight the advantages to Apple's (and presumably Microsoft's) curated app stores with approval processes.

    Yes sky aren't innocent in any way if they've been as compromised as they are but the way the hackers have been able to push out an update to these apps is a tad worrying.

    Anyone have any concerns over this hack?

    Hopefully it's nothing malicious in the end.
     
  3. PJ. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Imagine if they hadn't put their flag up to show the hack, it could have gone unnoticed for days.
     
  4. matttye macrumors 601

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    Even common sense and malware/internet know-how couldn't have stopped people from installing these hacked apps..
     

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