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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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> In reply to Mobilemaster @ 2011-04-27 19:35 from La5U - click to readHow many virus' there are for your computer, check that out before you say android is dangerous

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  • 2011-04-27 21:33
  • mfEE

> In reply to The Ex-Nokia Fanboy @ 2011-04-27 21:28 from IDkH - click to readYep.I don´t use widgets.I only have some games instaled but i barely ever use them

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  • 2011-04-27 21:32
  • MA%X

Well f the US army chose Android, I guess it's safe enough for me too.

http://www.afterdawn.com/news/..._smartphones

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  • 2011-04-27 21:32
  • Lax6

> In reply to Nagol @ 2011-04-27 21:11 from k7PV - click to readWhat's bothering you Hagol? Symbian is way past it's sell by date. That is it, Android and IOS (spit) got ahead through innovation. Nokia has whipped the donkey that is S60 to death. I had a Samsung Galaxy S and it got 3 days of heavy use, I currently have a HTC Wildfire which gives me 2 days and a Motorola Defy which gives 3 days.

Some of you die hard Nokia fan boys seem hell bent that a phone must last 10 days on 1 charge. My girlfriends Nokia E72 lasts 2 days and her previous N98 lasted only 1 and a half days, previous to that was her N70 which was a complete disaster of a phone.

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  • 2011-04-27 21:29
  • fw7G
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-04-27 21:22 from MA%X - click to readLet me guess... you have an Atrix with 1900 mAh battery and JuiceDefender or something similar installed and no widgets? That will save some serious amount of juice. =D

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  • 2011-04-27 21:28
  • IDkH

> In reply to Nagol @ 2011-04-27 21:20 from k7PV - click to readI´m very serious i only charge mine once a week and i used it alot like i said(mp3 internet,live wallpapers)

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  • 2011-04-27 21:22
  • MA%X

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-04-27 21:16 from MA%X - click to readOnce a week?!?! Yeah right...I have yet find any android phone that comes close to that.

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  • 2011-04-27 21:20
  • k7PV

Kapersky Lab will offer security software for Android in third quarter this year

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  • 2011-04-27 21:16
  • PBRB

> In reply to Nagol @ 2011-04-27 21:11 from k7PV - click to readThat´s not exactely true.I have a Android phone and it has preaty good batery life.I use it as an mp3 and internet all the time and i only have to charge it once a week.and i have live wallpapers on all the time wich do drain the batery a bit more but like i said i only need to charge mine once a week.Also you need to relax we are just stating our opinions

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  • 2011-04-27 21:16
  • MA%X

> In reply to The Ex-Nokia Fanboy @ 2011-04-27 21:11 from IDkH - click to read+ 100. That's why anti virus companies exist and survive. The internet is an truly horrible yet wonderful place. Don't you think?

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  • 2011-04-27 21:15
  • fw7G

the majority of these are from privacy apps or 'porn apps' and so called apps which offer free porn videos or music downloads. Its mainly only idiots who get caught with them.

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  • 2011-04-27 21:13
  • sm@C

> In reply to The Ex-Nokia Fanboy @ 2011-04-27 21:11 from IDkH - click to readTrue we could see it that way but i still find it higly unlikely.Hell i could be 100% wrong for all i know

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  • 2011-04-27 21:12
  • MA%X

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-04-27 21:02 from MA%X - click to readJust a thought, maybe next week they will have anti malware software just for Android phones, and it would be pretty ironic.

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  • 2011-04-27 21:12
  • fw7G

> In reply to Gary @ 2011-04-27 21:05 from fw7G - click to readAnd Android is nothing but a battery hogging OS where you have to charge your phone almost twice a day. You android fans kill me as if Symbian can't do what android can do. Symbian Anna can do anything that Android does with 10 times better battery life. That is why Nokia doesn't care about putting dual core 1ghz processors on their phone. Because battery life is so important. Without your battery life, Android can't do none of that eye candy UI dumb stuff that you android sheep people like.

The only thing that Android has over Symbian is app support and faster processors and that's it.

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  • 2011-04-27 21:11
  • k7PV
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-04-27 21:02 from MA%X - click to readIf I sell anti-malware apps then I'll make sure that there's a reason for people to buy my apps. One of them is to write malicious apps or modify some popular apps that people love to pirate and spread it around. What good is an anti-malware app when there is no malware? Heck, I'll write malwares as much as I can so my anti-malware app will sell.

Step 1: Make an anti-malware app
Step 2: Write malwares for the platform and release them
Step 3: Profit
Step 4: Write more even more malwares
Step 5: Profit even more

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  • 2011-04-27 21:11
  • IDkH

ignorant users would:

- on pc's: get an email with a link, "omg!!! i found a pic of us from high school with Amy naked in the background"

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  • 2011-04-27 21:06
  • qnSD

> In reply to Solla @ 2011-04-27 20:20 from w9J5 - click to readN8 is like so outdated already. Motorola and LG already have phones out with dual 1ghz processors and what does the N8 have? A lowly 680 mhz processor. Sure it has a decent camera (if that is your deciding factor to getting the N8 then go for it. My Motorola Defy which is a mid range phone has a faster processor and better screen resolution than the "flagship" N8.


Each to their own.

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  • 2011-04-27 21:05
  • fw7G

> In reply to Gary @ 2011-04-27 21:00 from fw7G - click to readApple i´d belive it.Kaspersky...Im not saying its impossible i´m just saying it´s higly unlikely.Besides what youl Kaspersky gain in doing that?

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  • 2011-04-27 21:02
  • MA%X

One wonders if it wasn't Kapersky that created the viruses in the first place, or even Apple? Any means necessary to slow down the Android onslaught. Just a thought.

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  • 2011-04-27 21:00
  • fw7G

i believe that, all viruses and malwares installed onto PC's/cellphones, are the results of mal-practiced ignorant users themselves.

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  • 2011-04-27 20:55
  • qnSD

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