Smart Phones, Now With More Viruses!

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    Original article here: http://androidcommunity.com/symantec-milli...loads-20120127/

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    A report filed by an antivirus company? I'm saying BS.

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    Technically a trojan, but not in the sense of traditional viral software.....weren't we simply calling these things malware on PC's a few years back? Heck in my personal opinion games like drag racing and the facebook app have malware in them....just check out the app Privacy Blocker to see what kind of data your apps steal/record/use.

    As far as being a threat is concerned, unless you use an app like TiBU to alter the markets ability to connect with your apps then when google removes the offending software, it should also get pulled from your phone.
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    Yeah, virus was not the correct term, but the fact of the matter is that as mobile computing becomes infinitely more popular, the creators of malware and viral programs will shift their focus to these mediums. And while I agree with xd00d that a lot of this is probably just malarkey, I like to keep an eye out on the security of this growing trend we're in.
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    Where can I get TiBU? Could not find it in Market. Thanks.

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    TiBu is short for titanium backup :)
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    Speaking of virus stuff lookout or symantec necessary?

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    Many people say that virus protection on a smart phone is not necessary, but i personally think that the fact is they are tiny computers and can still be hacked into so I do use virus protection. I use Avast and it doesn't slow my phone down and I've had no issues so far.

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    I've never personally had a phone virus and don't know anyone else that has either. The threat is greatly exaggerated and I would take such warnings from an antivirus company (lol) with a grain of salt.
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    I installed AVG pro for .99 cents. That is enough money and effort on security for my phone. I feel safe and secure without breaking the bank or turning control of my phone over to symantec. Some protection is justified, to much is ridiculous. If you really have secret information, don't put it on your phone. Just ask Scarlet Johansson.
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    A virus requires root privileges in order to operate an since Android is a Linux OS that means viruses will never work. lol the hackers are limited to the windows OS only cuz it gives u root privileges right of the back. where as Linux u must usea terminal an a set of commands to become the root users. Why do u think Linux is so popular with IT gurus an security sensitive main frames/servers

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