A few months ago: APPLE
And yes, again someone turns this into an Android vs. Apple war. 'Some idiots talked about Apple in an irrational, sensationalist way a while back, so now we can do the same thing with Android!' is basically your argument here. Please, leave Apple out of this.
And as referenced by posts below, merely posting a story where someone says, quite meekly, that it might be "desirable", or a "good idea" to up the security on Android is grounds for mocking.
Well, the OP did say something about MD5 which was a little bit silly. Should he/she be mocked for this? No, I don't like mockery, not everyone can be an expert in everything of course, and I rather prefer a rational discussion in any case. On the other hand, I do find it strange that the
Now, whether or not obfuscation is a good or bad idea is up for a lot of discussion. In any case, it is in no way stupid to think about and discuss the risks of plain-text password storage -- I'm pretty sure that a lot of users won't be aware of them. I also think that adding a thin layer of obfuscation does not really improve the situation, and it certainly doesn't solve the problem... but that is just MHO.