1. walnuts1024's Avatar
    I'm typically not a fan of BGR reporting but found this report about Androids increase in malware interesting.

    Android malware Q2 2012 study -- New Android malware tripled in Q2
    08-17-12 03:44 PM
  2. hootyhoo's Avatar
    OMG!!!

    I better go buy Kapersky's anti malware suite of products! I have never had a problem, nor have I seen any unbiased reports of a serious problem, but I'm sure that Kapersky has only my best interest at heart.
    08-17-12 03:53 PM
  3. business101's Avatar
    You just think your so funny don't you?? ^^^
    08-17-12 04:23 PM
  4. hootyhoo's Avatar
    You just think your so funny don't you?? ^^^
    CB members are quick to point out a biased article when it pertains to RIM, but conveniently overlook similar bias when it comes to android or iPhone. I do think that that is funny.
    08-17-12 04:30 PM
  5. hornlovah's Avatar
    Kaspersky's findings have been refuted several times in the last couple of days: Has Android Malware Tripled in Recent Months? Not So Fast.
    In a comparable report (PDF) also covering the second quarter, F-Secure reported finding only 40 new malicious Android application package files (APKs), amounting to a 64 percent increase over the previous quarter.

    Nineteen of those 40 were new families, while 21 were variants of existing ones, F-Secure said.

    The difference behind the disparity is that Kaspersky's data apparently represents what are called unique samples--which could easily be generated by replacing an 'A' with an 'a' in the code, The H notes--while F-Secure bases its own numbers on malware families or variants.

    While the unique sample approach is easy to implement, it's also practically worthless, the publication asserts. F-Secure's approach, on the other hand, provides a much better measurement of the real threat compared to the inflated unique samples values, it concludes.
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    08-17-12 04:36 PM
  6. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    CB members are quick to point out a biased article when it pertains to RIM, but conveniently overlook similar bias when it comes to android or iPhone. I do think that that is funny.


    Because when it happens to RIM, it is part of "The Conspiracy."

    Do try to keep up... LOL

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    08-17-12 04:42 PM
  7. DigitalMadness's Avatar
    Can't confirm the numbers in the article.
    But hacking is a business. Common sense dictates that hacking Android and Apple devices makes the most business sence.
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    08-17-12 04:43 PM
  8. business101's Avatar
    CB members are quick to point out a biased article when it pertains to RIM, but conveniently overlook similar bias when it comes to android or iPhone. I do think that that is funny.
    Apparently..
    08-17-12 04:43 PM
  9. Majestic Lion's Avatar
    The "statistics are like bikinis..." quote in someone's sig immediately comes to mind.
    08-17-12 05:01 PM
  10. janeka's Avatar
    Because when it happens to RIM, it is part of "The Conspiracy."

    Do try to keep up... LOL

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    "Do try to keep up" coming from a individual still squeezing dry juice from a 8320. I guess that's part of the conspiracy also.
    08-17-12 10:05 PM
  11. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    "Do try to keep up" coming from a individual still squeezing dry juice from a 8320. I guess that's part of the conspiracy also.
    Hey, don't knock that device because it's older than you are. It was (sorry... is) one of the best devices ever made.
    08-17-12 11:20 PM
  12. janeka's Avatar
    Hey, don't knock that device because it's older than you are. It was (sorry... is) one of the best devices ever made.
    Lol, its one of the best bbs ever made. I still have one from T-Mobile.
    08-18-12 08:39 AM
  13. janeka's Avatar
    The "statistics are like bikinis..." quote in someone's sig immediately comes to mind.
    That's mines its just in Japanese
    08-18-12 08:40 AM
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