Security expert warns hackers can attack Android

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by nec207, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. nec207 macrumors 6502

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    Read more here http://ca.reuters.com/article/techn...3F20110812?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0

    So if the Android has so much malware does that mean Linux is not that good than when comes to malware ?

    Why is the iPhone or iPad do not have lots of malware they both use same browser as OS X. So than there should be more malware for OS X ?
     
  2. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Does Android malware exploit some flaw in Linux or is it rather disguised as legitimate applications and installed by the user ?

    How can you even come to this conclusion is beyond me...
     
  3. neko girl macrumors 6502a

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    @nec207, I don't think the malware discussion is that simple and Android's malware vulnerabilities are likely blown a bit out of proportion (like Windows's is).

    For the common user, one might conclude iOS is probably a safer choice in terms of malware, but that doesn't mean that Android malware is growing out of control and/or Android is any less secure. There are some core vulnerabilities in iOS, for example, that have been widely published (like lack of auditing what information other apps access) that are still a problem.
     

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