Malware Now Ready To Attack Android

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    As the US Army picks up Android over iOS because of security and usability, Kaspersky reports that we might not be as safe as we think. As of March, Kaspersky says, the Android OS has over 70 types of malware currently waiting and stalking your devices. They say some malware can be found in some apps, and while Google isn’t doing the best job blocking them, they do try just a bit. They are saying they think this number will grow and Google needs to do a better job at processing applications, so we can have the same peace of mind that Apple users apparently have.

    Anyone here experienced a malware so far? Want to share your thoughts.

    Source: Android phones now face 70 types of malware, Kaspersky reports - GSMArena.com news
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    Common Sense blocks 99% of all Malware IMO for most users.
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    I havent yet and I been using Android since last March. One my Windows PC, I remember getting some spyware within an hour of setting up a new PC years ago.

    Back then I didnt think I needed internet security right after install. Now I dont get online until I have some of my essential software installed.

    I has a Samsung regular cellphone years ago that got malware before. Android? Not yet. Maybe I need to change my desktop OS to Linux...lol
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    OH NO! Gasp !

    Move along ... move along ...

    Another AV maker saying we are all going to catch something and need their SW to protect ourselves.

    + Infinity black ....
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    OH NO! Gasp!

    Move along ... move along ...


    Another AV maker saying we are all going to catch something and need their SW to protect ourselves.


    Kapersky better hustle to make their SW more robust if they are going to catch them all, considering the number of crap that gets by their PC versions. There's an idea!

    Quit releasing scare tactic news items and get to recoding!


    + Infinity black ....
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    I'm pretty sure that the only people who are going to get viruses are people who like to install random crap on their phone without a care...


    ...Oh crap, thats a lot of people!!!!! :icon_evil: :icon_evil: :icon_evil:
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    And the Army doesn't need to worry about any of this as I bet they won't be letting their users download apps or surfing the web. The defices will be on a closed and secure network for specific tasks, not playing Angry Birds.
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    <quote from source article>
    I wouldn't believe a single thing that comes out of Kaspersky. Their commercials/advertisements are basically terrorism to fear people into buying their product.
    </quote>

    This pretty much says it all. let me get out my tinfoil hat and guess that these companies also write viruses and malware behind the scenes. I could see Jobs writing Android malware under the pseudo name muchluv2u on the Android market.
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    Why can't I edit my own posts anymore? This is an OUTRAGE!
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    You can't edit in the news section. Only mods can
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    +1

    Maybe it will weed out the idiots though

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    I had a typo I needed to fix in my own post, needed to change some code to square brackets. Oh well.
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    My girlfriend has a PhD, yet she installs random crap on her phone. Just saying.
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    Just because she has a PhD doesn't mean that she's smart with her phone. That would be like saying just because someone is good with Windows means they know everything about Linux.

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    I was more at issue with the blanket idiot statement, of course it's specific to the subject matter. Sorry, I'm in a pedantic mood today.
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    The real worry should only be that Google completely reigns in the open source.
    Apparently this is a big reason behind how the 40 plus apps from one or two devs, were able to accomplish what they did before anyone caught on.
    Agreed big time on the AV companies lying half the time so they can move more product.

    Oh no not again...my computer has 5432 things on it that will destroy it internally. Dang the free download will only fix 12 for free.

    I believe they all reside on the fourth level of hell, according to Virgil as Dante tells us.

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