Posted by: David Harley | April 23, 2012

In the Wallpapered Garden…

…an app is ok if it’s just misleading rather than blatantly dishonest. Though you’d think that an app called Lock My Screen that doesn’t actually lock your screen is definitely less than honest. But Apple has evidently passed it, and the author has apparently made over $1000 from it.

Yes, it’s another report from Sophos (in this case a blog from Lisa Vaas): the story of an iPhone app that looks like Android’s pattern unlocking feature, but actually offers no security at all: it’s just wallpaper.

I can’t help wondering if it might be a good idea for Apple to remove it, at least until it’s repackaged in a less misleading manner.

David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP

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