1. morfinpower's Avatar
    What's the difference in security between the BlackBerry Priv "Security" system and an Antivirus App that you can just download on the Google play store? I know that the Hardware will be BlackBerry's selling point but I think they might need something else other than a physical Keyboard and Security to have all the Androiders clamoring for this device..

    BlackBerry's competition on Android for security:
    360 Security
    Lookout
    Avast security
    Clean Master Antivirus
    AVG Antivirus
    Just to name a few..

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    10-08-15 09:23 PM
  2. John Vieira's Avatar
    Blackberry Security does not equal an antivirus.

    They are not the same thing.

    I don't think the Priv will stop you from installing any of those malware apps.

    The idea is to secure the kernel and rue communications stack so that it is harder to steal information from the phone.

    On the user end, it won't be a huge difference.

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    morfinpower likes this.
    10-08-15 09:32 PM
  3. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    360 Security I hardly call it anti-malware. It's malware on its own.

    I can't count how many times I had to uninstall that crap for friends' machines.
    morfinpower likes this.
    10-08-15 09:39 PM
  4. dbmalloy's Avatar
    From what Chen has said it appears there is a hardware checksum pin at play with the loader which is part of the security component.. much the same as BB10... as pointed out Anti Virus is not security for the device or OS...
    morfinpower likes this.
    10-08-15 09:47 PM
  5. johnlen7's Avatar
    They have integrated 'Grsecurity' into device and it sits to kernel and prevents the phone from a whole load of attacks which an Antivirus can never prevent.
    thinkinfinity likes this.
    10-08-15 11:02 PM
  6. BB-JAM215's Avatar
    Security like Privacy is whatever you care to define it as. What BlackBerry needs to do is convince those concerned with these issues that the Priv provides better security and privacy that almost any other Android device, and does it at a competitive price.
    morfinpower and thinkinfinity like this.
    10-08-15 11:03 PM

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