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post #21 of 60
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yeah. genocide.

last time i saw genocide in a Africa, was... oh right. never.

moving on




Just because you haven't seen it does not mean it doesn't exist or isn't a problem that may well be faced in the future!
my point is, it isn't a big enough concern for me to go off and buy an iOS device over an Android device. all the mobile A/V's i've seen, there was one for Windows Mobile, Kaspersky i think ofr Symbian S60 and a few others have done nothing, since mobile viruses from my experience are rare, really really rare.

it makes me suspect that they're trying to push iOS for some other reason, which wouldn't be a surprise considering A/V companies have made a scare to try and profit in some way. (look at the ads of some of the less reputable A/V's, and that whole Conficker business)

i should have been clearer . not saying it can't happen, or that it's not a threat, but it's minimal. and like someone else said, at some point you could jailbreak iOS by visiting a website. that doesn't reek of security.
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Let be honest, you would really have to have a brick for a head to get a virus on either platform.

The difference being you would first have to jailbreak the iPhone to even install apps from a random website.
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post #23 of 60
Android is as secure as Linux but let's rely on the advice of worthless 'companies' whose specialty is scamming. It should be illegal to sell fake products like Norton and Trend Micro do.
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post #24 of 60
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I disagree with his (Steve Chang's) assertion that Android is inherently more vulnerable "Because" it is open source.
There are many more "Good willed" people looking at its source code on a daily basis, than "Bad ones".
And as such, more people reviewing its code means that it's less likely that vulnerabilities will make their way in.
This concept extends over from Open Source projects like the Linux kernel.

Besides, they can implement "Sandboxing" and such just as easily.
You make a point, but you also have to take into account the fact that most open source contributors are not on the level as a software engineer or professional developer.
    
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post #25 of 60
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Android is as secure as Linux but let's rely on the advice of worthless 'companies' whose specialty is scamming. It should be illegal to sell fake products like Norton and Trend Micro do.
It shouldn't be illegal to sell anything, it's up to the buyer to take responsibility for his or her actions or in this case, purchases.
    
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post #26 of 60
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You make a point, but you also have to take into account the fact that most open source contributors are not on the level as a software engineer or professional developer.
That is true, but Android isn't just some small niche Open Source project either.
Being that it is a Google sponsored project, most of the commits & code reviews being done are by Google's developers, who are most definitely on the level.
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post #27 of 60
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Maybe if they weren't so far behind their competitors I'd be more apt to listen to their 'advice'.

Until then:
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post #28 of 60
Who is trend micro?
post #29 of 60
My calculator is a 'more secure platform' then iOS.

iOS limits the way devs write stuff, Android does not. It's like apples and oranges.
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Android has more devices and will becoming bigger than iOS so it only makes sense to write viruses for it (from virus people's perspective). Trend Micro kind of sucks anyway though.
    
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