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Why is rooting more dangerous- malware wise?

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10th March 2014, 12:41 AM   |  #1  
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Hi,
So I was always under the impression that rooting is more dangerous because it lets applications more access to the system and let it perform more actions. However, now that I think about it can't this be handeled by a program that limits permissions?
Or do apps in a rooted phone behave differently than in an unrooted one (ie.can do actions not included in the permission system)?

What about an unrooted phone?
If I install a spyware what information can't it gather that it can on a rooted?

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10th March 2014, 01:48 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by oy-ster

Hi,
So I was always under the impression that rooting is more dangerous because it lets applications more access to the system and let it perform more actions. However, now that I think about it can't this be handeled by a program that limits permissions?
Or do apps in a rooted phone behave differently than in an unrooted one (ie.can do actions not included in the permission system)?

What about an unrooted phone?
If I install a spyware what information can't it gather that it can on a rooted?

Thank you very much!

http://www.lockergnome.com/android/2...droid-devices/

http://google.about.com/od/socialtoo...d-decision.htm

http://www.bullguard.com/bullguard-s...ing-risks.aspx
11th March 2014, 06:01 PM   |  #3  
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Thank you for the links, I have alredy enconutered some of them previously (I usually Google before posting :P) and they are part of my confusion.
On one hand: http://www.bullguard.com/bullguard-s...ing-risks.aspx says about apps with root access circumvent the security system, on the other: http://google.about.com/od/socialtoo...d-decision.htm notes that you can control this access, so why does first warning exists?
Also, do superuser apps can detect every element and limit it accessability? For example, what about malicious code that I recieve from clicking on some pernicious link?



PS. When one of the pages said: "A common practice that people do with "rooted" phones is to flash their ROM's with custom programs." - it meant custom OS/ROM or did it mean the program you are using in order to perform flashing?

Thank you.
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