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Old 03-04-2011, 09:49 AM
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FT.com / Technology - Android users hit by malware attacks

This is serious malware and not just errant programs. We rooted users have to be especially cautious since we run with Signature Checking off and permissions wide open. I was waiting for this to happen and it finally has.


If there is a positive side, this may accelerate the release of Gingerbread. The downside may be the closure of the exploit that we use to root our phones.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:54 PM
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Re: Android Malware is out there

ok ill say it whoz making the best malware/virus scanner ?
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:41 PM
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Re: Android Malware is out there

don't know if it's the best but i use lookout from the market, and it's free, can't see any ill effects like slowing the phone down or anything, and it shows on the taskbar when it's scanned a file that you downloaded.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:37 PM
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Re: Android Malware is out there

On the Epic a few devs already patched the exploit :/

should work on other phones too:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=977154
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Re: Android Malware is out there

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ok ill say it whoz making the best malware/virus scanner ?
O boy here we go.....I thought Linux didn't have these issues like windows.
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Re: Android Malware is out there

My phone isn't rooted (yet) because I want to make the most of my warranty. Here's another reason. I hope this doesn't happen on Gingerbread, too.
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Re: Android Malware is out there

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O boy here we go.....I thought Linux didn't have these issues like windows.
You thought it wrong! Market adoption is everything and since linux on desktop has only 1% of marketshare nobody will ever care to write malware (same reason why linux lacks programs and has like no games)

Windows gets attacked because of its high marketshare of 90% not because its windows. Every os can be hacked easily and so will be android and ios because of their 50% of marketshare.
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