Android Users Get Hit By Malware

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zacware, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. zacware macrumors member

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    Just saw this and didn't see an existing post so I thought I'd share

    I'm an apple iphone developer, and I've never had a problem with the review process. And as an iPhone user I'm glad Apple takes the time to properly check apps.

    Nothing is fool-proof, but at least they try very hard.

    Now, the "open" Android platform seems to have experienced what I was expecting to happen for some time.

    http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/07/28/personal.data.uploaded.to.chinese.website

    And yes, this could happen to any Smart Phone, but I'm glad Apple takes extra steps to help try and prevent this.
     
  2. brayhite macrumors 6502a

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    Just recently becoming an iPhone user, I never really bothered to look into the whole iPhone vs. Android battle of OS's and whatnot until the last few months. Working with someone who self-admittedly hates Apple with no real good reason, his big reason for disliking the iPhone is it's lack of open content; mostly emulators. He's aware of JB'ing, but would prefer to have an out-of-the-box smartphone that works that way.

    Anyway, it's instances like this that I have no qualms whatsoever with Apple's "walled garden" around the iPhone. The way I see it, if Apple will approve of some of the most mindless apps, AND some of the most useful ones, what space in between is worth not buying the iPhone? And, again, if I really wanted to get those unapproved apps, I can always JB it. But again, I'd rather not, as I'd rather be confident in knowing that whatever app I'm downloading from the App Store is 99% safe.

    How many approved wallpaper apps are there in the App store, anyway? Their has to be AT LEAST that many if not more that are made for the Android OS, so it's not easy to just Google an app and see if it's safe and whatnot.

    /endrant
     
  3. lnferno macrumors 6502

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    That's precisely the reason why I want to stay the hell away from Android. Well, that and the camera and video also beats the Android phones hands down. Oh yah, and the interface is not nearly as refined or polished as the iPhone. There's the bulkiness of the Android phones too. I guess there's quite a few reasons why I prefer the iPhone over android lol
     
  4. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    the ironic part is most android users need to root there devices which is the android equivalent of jailbreaking
     
  5. bigsexyy81 macrumors 6502a

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    At the end of the day, it's a Google OS.

    Every single character you put into the phone is probably being tracked by Google. And they already know an awful lot about anyone even before, imagine how much they'd know after a month or two of looking at your cellular activity.

    I just got the heeby jeebies.
     
  6. eaglesteve macrumors 6502

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    That's right. Without rooting, they can't even do screen capture!

    Just got a Samsung Galaxy S. Has no solution to sync to outlook. So you end up having two versions of contacts and calendar, one on your PC and one on the phone. Unless you sync through the cloud, during which all your personal details are surrendered and potentially available to hackers, government, and anyone wanting to know personal things about you.

    When you do a backup from your phone to the sd card, a program called MyBackup will without your permission take your contact details and so on and put it out in the cloud although you have only chosen to keep your data on the phone and SD card.
     
  7. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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  8. dogie678 macrumors regular

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    Android phones should never be allowed in the Enterprise.
     
  9. eaglesteve macrumors 6502

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    Will never be allowed for my personal use too. It's a firmware flashing toy.
     
  10. Apollo 13 macrumors 6502a

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    It didn't for me. I even see a youtube video.


    *EDIT* Guess I had to watch the video.
     

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