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Android phones now face 70 types of malware, Kaspersky reports

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Android phones now face 70 types of malware, Kaspersky reports - read the full textOpen-source Android OS is potentially vulnerable to malicious apps, sounds like common sense. According to Kaspersky though, the mobile OS is currently invaded by no less than 70 types of malware apps and there will be a lot more very quickly. Google has banned from the Market and remotely...


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Blackberry? We choose smartphones for a hundred reasons, starting by enjoying the internet fully, having good quality cameras, good quality sound, watching movies occasionally, playing games on decently big screens...

Blackberry is only good at faster typing. If any. In fact I heard that Blackberry is dying like Nokia.

If we have to bear with malware... that's the price to pay for the best system at the moment, such as Windows.

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  • 2011-07-26 01:28
  • JAD1

I agree with you GSMArena staff, all competitive OS'es have some sort of approval/ signing procedure.

Even Nokia has a system that unsigned apps can't be installed at all unless your phone is hacked, which is again a rare occurrence...

I think that instead of "Signing Apps" they should "Sign Developers" based on their reputation and past products. And a developer's certificate is banned if spam apps are created.
This way, workload will be lesser for signing authorities.

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  • 2011-05-04 20:45
  • 7tBZ

> In reply to Android Fan Boy @ 2011-04-29 18:13 from TbBx - click to readbeing no1 because you have sold 100trillion nokia 1800 for next to nothing isnt a massive achivement

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  • 2011-04-30 16:26
  • M3s@

Simple solution don't want all these problems make the logical technicians choice Blackberry!

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  • 2011-04-30 04:06
  • Qxpu

> In reply to hbi @ 2011-04-29 08:48 from 7tBG - click to readNokia may not be # 1 today when it comes to the Smart Phone Market but looking at History Nokia has been # 1 before at that segment and looking at overall global sales, Nokia is still # 1.

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  • 2011-04-29 18:13
  • TbBx

> In reply to johndru @ 2011-04-29 04:10 from NQNM - click to readNokia down sizing their employees has nothing to do with the Os wars.

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  • 2011-04-29 18:10
  • TbBx

so would you prefer

a- apple collecting your location data on your device the help with connecting to the network


b- randon bedroom developers using malware to collect your data for their own means

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  • 2011-04-29 11:55
  • M3s@

"Kaspersky antivirus and security software are available already in OVI store."

Yeap, and with the malware and viruses "confirmation" now, Kaspersky's sales will hit the roof! How convenient for them :) Lets not forget the burden on the OS!

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  • 2011-04-29 09:07
  • SuVS

> In reply to Android Fan Boy @ 2011-04-28 19:35 from TbBx - click to readthat's the reason why nokia loss their smartphone market

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  • 2011-04-29 08:48
  • 7tBG

lets them comel, but still android will conquer.hahaha

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  • 2011-04-29 07:26
  • w0QQ

> In reply to Android Fan Boy @ 2011-04-28 19:35 from TbBx - click to readand now Nokia employees do not have work! bad Nokia! really bad... tsk tsk.

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  • 2011-04-29 04:10
  • NQNM

if u guys are so scared of malwares and viruses then stop downloading stupid a** apps like "fart sound" or better yet just stop using any type of computer or electronic device and pick up the ways of an amish. I have been using android for a while now and never had any issues with said malware and viruses. I stick to apps and games with good rating that i need and actually require. If you pay for an app that u actually use then that furthermore minimizes the risk of getting viruses because no developer would want to put up an app on market place which they make money from and risk losing it all over malware or encrypting apps with viruses to make peoples life miserable. Just realize that this indeed is JUST news to keep people talking and create a way of marketing. Im sure malwares do exist among many apps but if u use ur brain and a little common knowledge u and ur device will me more then ok.

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  • 2011-04-29 02:32
  • Bp7y

Yeah nokia good...use wp7 Because...if you dont sell phones they cant have malware...

Clever! sunshine...

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  • 2011-04-29 00:29
  • ix9y

> In reply to Android Fan Boy @ 2011-04-28 19:35 from TbBx - click to readKaspersky antivirus and security software are available already in OVI store.

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  • 2011-04-28 20:29
  • PBRB

GOOD thing Nokia did not use Android..
Smart move Nokia.. Keep up the good work..

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  • 2011-04-28 19:35
  • TbBx

> In reply to Alex @ 2011-04-28 13:10 from 4hH2 - click to readYou are so right!

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  • 2011-04-28 18:14
  • vjsf

There will be always someone will take advantage...People will create problem that can make money...!!Now they need anti-virus on their smartphone...hmmm.. :|

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  • 2011-04-28 16:40
  • v3K9

To be honest malwares pretty much everywhere, as long as you don't download stuff that's got bad ratings on the market and obviously if it looks shite, you'd be alright AND kaspersky? riiight, they're reputable aren't they? ;)

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  • 2011-04-28 16:26
  • 3Hk}

Google need to cope these malwares. Im using android phone since last two months, yet i didn't got any malicious stuff in my phone.Im using Lookout anti-virus for cleaning my phone.
Since this News is from Kaspersky corp. i don't believe it much as they would have find this as a marketing strategy for their product.

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  • 2011-04-28 15:12
  • vI9@

Google should release android with anti malware software

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  • 2011-04-28 15:02
  • vIgw

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