The Rust Builder Free is another rogue android app that enables users to create and install Android applications without any hassle. The app works by logging into the user's Google account, which allows it to read and upload the owner's contacts, settings, email addresses, and so forth. It can also access and send emails to all the contacts on the device. The use of the android system, however, is limited and users are not able to do anything else apart from using the Android browser or a remote control method for the device.
The way in which this app works is by logging into the user's Google account on the internet and then downloading the manifest. Once this has been successfully downloaded, it will then prompt users to install the application using their device's installation process. However, once the installation has been completed, it will proceed to search for any additional files that it requires and copy these to its own directory, which it then uploads to the phone. This process basically bypasses most security measures that may be in place with the android platform, as it requires the use of a smartphone to run the program.
Apart from bypassing the security measures of the mobile platform, the Rust Builder Free also poses another security risk to the owners of the phone. Users who do not pay for the app will be prompted by the installer to disclose their private data on the phone, which could include their address and other such personal information. Thankfully, most users are well aware of this risk and opt to pay for the app. If they do not have money to pay for the app, they can simply ignore it and move on to other apps. Unfortunately, there is little that can be done as far as a handset vendor's responsibility for data security in this instance.