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Vendors of Android anti-virus software are charlatans and scammers" says Chris DiBona

Discussion in 'News Archive' started by Jack, Nov 23, 2011.

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Vendors of Android anti-virus software are "charlatans and scammers." Do you agree with this stateme

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  1. Jack

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    Attacks on Android users are performed mostly through infected apps. placed in the App. Market , Google is giving a lot of details on what the app. wants to do and user can search for other reviews of that app. and in a perfect world that would mean that there is no need to AV on Android.... but there are some Android users(and by some I mean most....) out there who seem to really don't care about security and install all sorts off apps without even taking the time to some basic checkings.....
    So bottom line : It's really easy to avoid malware when on Android OS and it's really easy to remove it if you are infected.... so why would you need protection for your Android? Because it has some other features that might be useful like tracking the phone in case it's stolen and yes it can prevent you from doing something stupid ...like installing a infected app.

    Are the AV Companies playing on your fears to try to sell you bs protection? ..... If you go to the site/blogs of the companies who sell AV Android products you'll see a ton of articles on malware for android and what it can do... but they don't really say how easy is to avoid it.....
    I've also notice that prior of releasing an security app. for android the big companies always flood the news lines with tons of articles on malware for android so there is that....

    I do own smartphone powered by Android and I don't have any protection ..... might install a free one but I will never pay for security for Android...

    Overall a very good post from Chris DiBona , sorry to see that the guys from Sophos disliked the article.. :p
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    I understood what did he mean now... All what we need is common sense.
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    I installed a mobile security suite more for the backup and anti-theft features.

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