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Old 08-07-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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Malware rules!


And not to your normal scapegoat.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/governmen...est=latestnews
 
Old 08-07-2013, 06:22 PM   #2
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Well, I guess it's true after all. When an OS is on top hackers will attack it.

I read the article and thus far I don't do any of those things on my android. I also have lookout, a malware/spyware security advisory software as a precaution.
 
Old 08-07-2013, 07:01 PM   #3
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When you make an OS that any idiot can use, only idiots will use it?
 
Old 08-08-2013, 01:42 AM   #4
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Doing one's bank transactions with a telephone? Um ... What Habitual said.
 
Old 08-08-2013, 02:54 AM   #5
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As far as I am aware, I may be wrong so correct me if I am, Google does not monitor (like Apple or even Mozilla) apps or addons loaded into their "store". As long as a situation like that continues anyone will be able to upload malware disguised as a useful application.
 
Old 08-08-2013, 05:20 AM   #6
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As far as I am aware, I may be wrong so correct me if I am, Google does not monitor (like Apple or even Mozilla) apps or addons loaded into their "store". As long as a situation like that continues anyone will be able to upload malware disguised as a useful application.
Google is not as Hard Line/Nazi (make your own choice of phrase) in its monitoring and restriction of apps in their store, but, when people have done studies, most of the malware has come from third party stores. So, yeah, Google ought to do more (....but, presumably, stopping short of prohibiting apps that they just don't like because they have the potential to make a dint in their business model...), but it won't do anything about the main problem, because that's third party repos.

4.3's firewalling ought to help, too, but while users behave as if they have negative intelligence, it can only do so much.
 
Old 08-08-2013, 06:16 AM   #7
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When you make an OS that any idiot can use, only idiots will use it?
I think your statement is too strong. There are people who are smart android users who know what they're doing and what to avoid and then there are the careless ones that download every app and do those things listed in the article.

Personally, I considered myself a smart android user because I don't do those things in the article and I don't even shop within my phone.

The same philosophy even applies to windows users. The smart ones rarely get viruses and malware because they know what they're doing whereas the careless ones don't.

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Old 08-08-2013, 07:04 AM   #8
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:59 AM   #9
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I like Habitual's statement.
Call me cynical but any news article in 2013 that includes the phrase "Cyber hackers" or "cybercriminals" just gets a shake of the head from me (and perhaps a disgusted noise).
 
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4.3's firewalling ought to help, too, but while users behave as if they have negative intelligence, it can only do so much.
Also, perhaps SE Android that's available from Android 4.3. But then again, if the user overrides as you say, nothing can help.
 
Old 08-08-2013, 04:08 PM   #11
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Darn if every app doesn't demand that you allow this or that. What is a poor user to do?
 
Old 08-08-2013, 05:12 PM   #12
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I know what you mean, the permissions scheme of Android can be intimidating or risky. Some apps asks for Personal Info or permissions to access certain accounts and etc.
 
  


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