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    Question Samsung releases another add claiming androids "secure". How safe could it really be?

    I find it funny The encryption company Samsungs using is one they started themselves, and they have the nerve to claim androids now secure with it? Is this not just trying to fool customers, I'm just saying if it was really secure why dont they have the fips certification that bb10 and every bbos has had for years.

    To me its like there locking the front door and forgetting that the windows and back door are wide open, or like I read someone else state before like trying to catch water with a chain link fence. Can't wait for bb10, and RIMs Super Bowl commercial, Samsung must feel threatened in someway by bb10.
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    Android is secure as long as you didn't download weird apps that require unexpected permission. Some pirated apps/game are sometimes modified to carry virus or steal your data.

    There are some rumors that SMS can carry virus for android phone, but it is impossible and most likely only contain link to the virus webpage
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    Galaxy S3 has FIPS so it is pretty solid unless someone finds a root hack (which has already happened) or the device is rooted (which people do all the time)...
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    Android is more vulnerable then Blackberry. I can tell you that much
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDTRMG View Post
    Is this not just trying to fool customers, I'm just saying if it was really secure why dont they have the fips certification that bb10 and every bbos has had for years.
    LOL.
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    I trade stock and do banking on my BB but I don't even put my address book in my SG3 LOL
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    when you are using a product from google.... be weary of them farming your data...
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    Been banking on my Android device for years. matter of fact, I belong to a site that actively (informally) tracks identity theft via devices like mine.

    In any case, you are left with a few possibilities:

    1. No one is using Android devices for banking (meaning all those banking apps are for show).
    2. They are all being hacked, and hiding it.
    3. Android is safe enough for banking


    Being that someone has already CATEGORICALLY stated (without a hint of research) that Android devices have never received FIPS certification I doubt many will see option 3 as a possibility. Again, I am happy that RIM's CEO is not so close-minded, and has a bit more of an understanding of competing devices, and respects them.

    Carry on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluetroll View Post
    when you are using a product from google.... be weary of them farming your data...
    This is true, though the argument could be made that EVERY internet connected company (including RIM) does the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trelawrence View Post
    Been banking on my Android device for years. matter of fact, I belong to a site that actively (informally) tracks identity theft via devices like mine.

    In any case, you are left with a few possibilities:

    1. No one is using Android devices for banking (meaning all those banking apps are for show).
    2. They are all being hacked, and hiding it.
    3. Android is safe enough for banking


    Being that someone has already CATEGORICALLY stated (without a hint of research) that Android devices have never received FIPS certification I doubt many will see option 3 as a possibility. Again, I am happy that RIM's CEO is not so close-minded, and has a bit more of an understanding of competing devices, and respects them.

    Carry on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes View Post
    4. Some are being hacked
    The only people that seem to be concerned with Android hacks are Norton, Lookout and folks here.

    Like I said, I had the opportunity to speak to a mobile anti-virus utility exec in the know (off the record). As I said, his choice of device was very telling, as was his smile.

    I'm not trying to change anyone's platform, or even arguing that Android id as safe as Blackberry OS, but am saying this: RIM can either feel sorry for Android users, or try to understand what makes them use the platform. Ignorance (such as not knowing that competing platforms are certified) doesn't help.

    Or we can assume all Android users get hacked, and stupidly remain with the platform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sqoon View Post
    Galaxy S3 has FIPS so it is pretty solid unless someone finds a root hack (which has already happened) or the device is rooted (which people do all the time)...
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    Ya that's what I'm talking about if it can be rooted so easily then is it can it really be as secure as a bb10 device? If I'm correct not even iOS has come close to that, and people say the closest is window phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trelawrence View Post
    Been banking on my Android device for years. matter of fact, I belong to a site that actively (informally) tracks identity theft via devices like mine.

    In any case, you are left with a few possibilities:

    1. No one is using Android devices for banking (meaning all those banking apps are for show).
    2. They are all being hacked, and hiding it.
    3. Android is safe enough for banking


    Being that someone has already CATEGORICALLY stated (without a hint of research) that Android devices have never received FIPS certification I doubt many will see option 3 as a possibility. Again, I am happy that RIM's CEO is not so close-minded, and has a bit more of an understanding of competing devices, and respects them.

    Carry on...
    Well from what I've read any fips an android device every got was declared invalid upon its next update, and had to be resubmitted with each update, mainly because google released there updates so quickly. Either way I was asking because I want to know if that means those android devices can't be hacked or only the enterprises used devices can't be(if not rooted)?
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    any device is secure as long as you are not one of the ones picked out to get hacked, thats said if you are picked you are not safe using any device.

    it also helps to be safe when browsing and downloading, what it comes down to is a smart user is a happy user
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    Quote Originally Posted by trelawrence View Post
    LOL.
    And it might be funny but between nov.-dec. 2012 Samsung didn't have the fips certification, there are many articles which stated they didn't when bb10 received fips.
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    This commercial makes it seem like all the Samsung phones are not secure, but the BlackBerry is haha, since the BB user says it wasn't him while the gs3 users leaked the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by livejam View Post
    This commercial makes it seem like all the Samsung phones are not secure, but the BlackBerry is haha, since the BB user says it wasn't him while the gs3 users leaked the game.
    Nice catch. I didn't even notice that guy had a BlackBerry
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    Default Samsung releases another add claiming androids "secure". How safe could it really be?

    My sis in law got a weird facebook email on her droid. Didn't think anything of it and when she woke up her phone was wiped.

    When I tried reloading her gmail contacts to the phone it seemed to work in the process but when you went to her contacts they weren't there. If I tried to put them in manually they weren't showing up.

    That was my deciding factor in security loopholes with android. She had to go out and get a new phone.

    Was just an unnecessary thing to have to go through because of something that everyone uses like facebook.

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    Android securely runs over 35,000 malware applications!
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    Quote Originally Posted by buwee View Post
    I trade stock and do banking on my BB but I don't even put my address book in my SG3 LOL
    I've banked for years on android and will continue to do so. No need to be so paranoid.

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    Default Re: Samsung releases another add claiming androids "secure". How safe could it really be?

    Also, not this $! (@ again. Don't people get bored trotting out the old standbys of MALWARE VIRII ZOMGELEVENTY OH THE HUGEMANATEE ANDROID WILL KILL EVERYONE LIKE A CONTAGION!!! 1!1!!!1!111!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sqoon View Post
    Galaxy S3 has FIPS so it is pretty solid unless someone finds a root hack (which has already happened) or the device is rooted (which people do all the time)...
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    The SG3 is not FIPS certified. The SG2 global and the Galaxy 10.1 tablet are certified.
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    if android is secure, blackberry os is more secure? somebody correct me
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    Its not safe at all
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    The ad is confusing lol, if Samsung SG3 is so secure how come they leaked the game?

    Doesn't make any sense to me lol
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