From the developers who brought you the unsafe feeling you might have after SMS Replicator came on the scene, DLP Mobile is bringing you protection, at a cost of $2.99 called Reveal. Reveal is an app that when installed on your device, will scan and tell you if you currently have the other DLP Mobile product “SMS Replicator” installed on your device, and offer to remove it (too bad it doesn’t tell you who the number is it was forwarding the texts too as well).
SMS Replicator was the app that brought much controversy after its release for privacy and security violations according to the agreement for Google’s Android Market for developers, and was quickly taken off the market by Google. This app should serve as some form of protection, but I personally think its ridiculous for users to spend an additional $2.99 to the same people who released an app that could compromise your system to begin with. In essence, you would be financially rewarding the developers for giving you this problem to begin with. How does that work?
I think this company should be handing this app out to anyone who had SMS Replicator installed on their device for free, seeing as the infecting app (SMS Replicator) was pulled due to violation of privacy clauses for apps on the market. I doubt they’ll make much money on this anyway, but I wouldn’t pay a penny for this app regardless, unless of course you’re a paranoid android.
If you are and need, you can scan the QR below.
Android Market Link
What do you think, should this app be free for all? would you pay for this if you think you MAY have been compromised by SMS replicator?
If you need more information, you can read the full Press Release below.