At present, various APPs enrich people’s “life in hand”. However, the worries unexpectedly visit… On 5th August, MIIT announced a list of 32 harmful APP, involves the “accusation” of privacy invasion, malicious charging, binding advertisement, etc. In numerous and complicated APP market, how many types can harmful APPs be divided? How can they always find living spaces? And is there any precaution method? Please read the journalist survey:
Playing tricks are hard to avoid.
■Malicious charging, knavery and long-range control are the most malicious.
Recently， when student Xiaodu was cleaning mobile phone internal storage, she found her mobile phone was installed with Baidu Mobile Phone Assistant, a few days later she found it download software in the same brand such as Baidu Browser automatically; in addition, Baidu Moblie Phone Assistant was set to “renew automatically”, every time after renewing, her phone was added with unrelated APP such as “the Hardest IQ Questions”, “Billiards”, “Wallpaper Downloads” and so on, which bothered her so much. In survey, at present there are lots of APPs with binding promotion.
There are bugs in system.
■ With low producethreshold and hard supervision, “click farming” becomes the latent rule inindustry.
It is introduced that once harmful APP is downloaded, it is equal to computer being embedded Trojan virus. They enter mobile phone to obtain user info, once users register personal information as requested, shop on internet or transfer accounts, the software can get information behind the screen. Once users get on network again, the information will be leaked, and harmful APP will get money by the false trades.
The importance is it does not exist a unified and standard APP platform in Android System. Sorts of APP stores such as Baidu, Ali, and 51 can be downloaded from, even if through quick response codes and linkages. It means Android APP is lack of normative platform audit.”With regard to this open platform, even the resource of APP is not exactly identified.” APP researcher Li Ming said.
In addition, lots of experts point out that regardless IOS or Android, ”click farming” has become the latent rule under the surviving pressure. The so called “click farming”, simply speaking, is a way that APP researchers leverage artificial or intelligent method to improve the download and reputation of their APP in APP store, in order to catch consumers first sights.”It’s unfair to those researcher who is indeed innovative but lack of money for click farm,” an Internet staff said.
Being on the alert, real-name registration is expectable.
■Strengthening the recognition ability to harmful APP, the new law is issued to fill legal blank.
Experts advice the ordinary users firstly to refuse harmful APP without identified source, prefer to choose the official one, try to avoid downloading through dangerous quick response codes and linkages; secondly, cautiously determine whether to authorize the APP when installing and using them; furthermore, mobile phones should be installed with virus searching and killing software; at present, MIIT has already found 12321 harmful APP informant center, users can complain by telephone at first time they find harmful APP.
Acceleration of supervision is also in process. On 1st August, National Internet Information Office officially issued Administrative Regulations of Mobile Internet Application Program Information Service, clearly demanded that regardless the APP provider and APP store, it should “protect users’ informed and optioning right in processes of installing and using according to law”, “respect and protect intellectual property”.
After the administrative regulation issued, the content related to real-name registration brings hot discussion. Some users are worried about that personal privates are harder to be protected after real-name registration. Related experts deem that from another aspect, “real-name registration” will enforce the supervisor in an opposite way to use more effective method, to form the benign interaction between APP researchers and users.