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    Ease of Use vs. Security

    So I just discovered how easy it is too install an app.

    I am wondering if it is too easy.

    I was browsing the app store on my computer, found an app I wanted and clicked install. I was prompted to log in with my Google credentials.

    I did.

    I was prompted for either my Eee or my smartphone.

    I specified the Eee and the app downloaded and installed. Without me touching the Eee at all!

    I am thinking that this is a hole just waiting for crackers to exploit.

    What do you think?
    Toronto, Canada

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    IMO, if they have your google credentials you are in trouble no matter what. They will have access to your email, your market account, etc. It is basically the same for iTunes and the App Store. Granted with the iPhone I have to go into the App Store to download to my device. If you leave a computer with your google login saved and leave the computer unlocked around people you may not trust you are opening yourself up for trouble.

    I do not see it as any more of a threat than if you did have to trigger the download on your TF. It is nice to be able to go to any web browser and grab an app while you are thinking about it, even when not near your TF. Heck, I can even trigger an app download from my iPhone and it will install on my TF.

    Basically, safeguard your google account credentials the same as you do your wallet. Do not leave your wallet on the table when you go to the bathroom at a restaurant.

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