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I am running Android 2.2 on HTC Legend. I have a LOT of applications installed on it.

Today, after I changed my mobile operator, a notification appeared in the top bar. When I click on it, it says that my connection to Google is wrong and asks for the password.

However, since this is a dialog overlay, I have no mean to know if it is an application that I can trust (like a native one), or some sort of scam.

Any idea on how to identify from which app/service this message comes from?

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It might say which app created it in the logcat. –  Bryan Denny Mar 7 '12 at 14:12
    
Could be somewhat related to Is there a reliable way to detect the app responsible for an Airpush ad? If not Airpush then it might be another push-based advertising framework. –  eldarerathis Mar 7 '12 at 14:19
    
Really interesting question. –  Matthew Read Mar 7 '12 at 18:25
    
Ok, I have just added a bug to Android : code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=26587 –  Raphael Jolivet Mar 8 '12 at 10:04
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In general I don't know how you can do that, but a very nice question. I'd also like to know about it.

I don't know if you were giving example or asking about that Google login. If you are asking about it, its a security feature. Whenever you change your SIM card Android asks you to login again.

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Ok, I changed my SIM card. So I guess this is normal behavior. Anyway, any malicious app could pop-up a similar window asking for your password. This seems like a serious security issue to me. Any dialog should at least contain a info button "?" To know better about where it comes from. –  Raphael Jolivet Mar 7 '12 at 10:25
    
You are right, let's see what experts will say on this. –  roxan Mar 7 '12 at 13:32
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