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  1. jechow's Avatar
    Android malware infecting through 'legitimate websites' | News | TechRadar

    Maybe the subject line should have been: Hey RIM! Leverage This Opportunity to Highlight Your Core Competencies.
    Last edited by jechow; 05-05-12 at 10:49 PM. Reason: tried to change subject line
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    05-05-12 10:46 PM
  2. T
    Oh yea, android is sooooo wonderful. Your android phone can become part of a botnet.
    05-05-12 11:02 PM
  3. Cozz4ever's Avatar
    I still don't understand why businesses would leave BB to Android. They say it's the lack of apps that makes go elsewhere but my question is, is Angry Birds and Netflix really that much more important than a secure mobile infrastructure?
    05-05-12 11:11 PM
  4. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Good old, Lookout... such an altruistic company... LOL.

    That darned, biased press. Always looking for negative stories on Android, and spreading disinformation.
    05-05-12 11:15 PM
  5. T
    Oh, sure, it's just not true that android isn't malware-riddled.
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    05-05-12 11:16 PM
  6. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Oh, sure, it's just not true that android isn't malware-riddled.
    But I thought the press lies and makes stuff up? Oh... my bad.... they only lie when it is something perceived as negative about RIM.

    Makes sense.
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    05-05-12 11:19 PM
  7. Cozz4ever's Avatar
    But I thought the press lies and makes stuff up? Oh... my bad.... they only lie when it is something perceived as negative about RIM.

    Makes sense.
    Problem with Android is the ease of shoving ill code into any app. The second problem is how easy you can put it on Google market and something happens only when there's complaints. You don't normally ever see this in Apple's or Rim's markets.
    05-05-12 11:30 PM
  8. ayekon's Avatar
    Everyone Has Been Hacked. Now What? | Threat Level | Wired.com

    More realistic topic...

    "PC security is just a frame of mind"
    05-06-12 12:40 AM
  9. Economist101's Avatar
    I still don't understand why businesses would leave BB to Android. They say it's the lack of apps that makes go elsewhere but my question is, is Angry Birds and Netflix really that much more important than a secure mobile infrastructure?
    This argument only makes sense if the entirety of the "app gap" between BB and Android was the presence of absence of these two apps. However, since it's not, the argument is moot.
    05-06-12 01:22 AM
  10. notfanboy's Avatar
    Lookout Mobile Security identified an industry first this Wednesday, discovering a malicious software package specifically designed to download to Android phones from hacked websites.
    The trojan, called NotCompatible, comes in the guise of an automatically downloaded update file (Update.apk), which requires user confirmation to install.
    The user will have to acknowledge that they want to install a program, with the set of permissions being shown as well. If a program that you didn't look for asks to install itself, then it's your own damn fault, not the OS. This happens on Windows and Mac as well.
    05-06-12 04:47 AM
  11. Cozz4ever's Avatar
    This argument only makes sense if the entirety of the "app gap" between BB and Android was the presence of absence of these two apps. However, since it's not, the argument is moot.
    WTF are you talking about?
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    05-06-12 06:10 AM
  12. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    WTF are you talking about?
    I wouldn't presume to speak for Economist, but I believe his point, in essence, is that the pros of using Android greatly outweigh any of the perceived cons. Thus, companies have incentive to switch. In terms of ecosystem (read: apps, etc.), Android and RIM hardly have a level playing field.

    Additionally, FIPS-certified Android devices do exist. Plus, Lookout (the company sweet enough to release this finding) is there for the poor consumers.
    05-06-12 06:22 AM
  13. joski's Avatar
    Ew I was interested in reading this and then noticed the disgusting troll infestation about halfway through (based on dumb-posts, and "likes" of dumb-posts).
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    05-06-12 09:18 AM
  14. DannyAves's Avatar
    Everyone Has Been Hacked. Now What? | Threat Level | Wired.com

    More realistic topic...

    "PC security is just a frame of mind"

    It's a good thing my 9900 isn't a PC.
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    05-06-12 10:39 AM
  15. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Android security issues start with Google, others get the crumbs Google leaves for them.
    05-06-12 01:25 PM
  16. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Good old, Lookout... such an altruistic company... LOL.

    That darned, biased press. Always looking for negative stories on Android, and spreading disinformation.
    So how is the article not correct?

    Remember, I'm currently using a Skyrocket, which I happen to really enjoy. I'm not trolling you, just looking for the rebuttal to the points the article makes.
    05-06-12 02:29 PM
  17. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    So how is the article not correct?

    Remember, I'm currently using a Skyrocket, which I happen to really enjoy. I'm not trolling you, just looking for the rebuttal to the points the article makes.
    Oh, I don't think the article is wrong at all. I was just poking fun at the crowd that says that the press hates RIM, and posts nothing negative about Apple or Google.
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    05-06-12 02:50 PM
  18. goku_vegeta's Avatar
    It's a good thing my 9900 isn't a PC.
    You might want to look up the definition of a computer. Times have changed.
    05-06-12 02:57 PM
  19. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Oh, I don't think the article is wrong at all. I was just poking fun at the crowd that says that the press hates RIM, and posts nothing negative about Apple or Google.
    Ah!!!! Gotcha. I'll be putting my Skyrocket in the drawer for a while, and i'll take out my iPhone.
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    05-06-12 03:54 PM
  20. BlackStormRising's Avatar
    The irony runs strong in this thread.
    05-06-12 04:03 PM
  21. DannyAves's Avatar
    You might want to look up the definition of a computer. Times have changed.
    I know the definition of a computer, it's what I do for a living e.g. computers don't make telephone calls on T-Mobile's mobile network.
    05-06-12 04:15 PM
  22. ynomrah's Avatar
    I know the definition of a computer, it's what I do for a living e.g. computers don't make telephone calls on T-Mobile's mobile network.
    I'm pretty sure you don't know what your talking about.

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    05-06-12 05:51 PM
  23. hornlovah's Avatar
    Getting back to the OP's point, why shouldn't BlackBerry leverage their security superiority? Let me address a few of the comments made: The linked article merely illustrates an old security axiom, "security is a journey, not a destination." We all know that.

    An assertion that Android malware will always ask for permissions is false. No knowledgeable person would claim that a consumer Android device with a bolt-on enterprise package containing a FIPS certified crypto module is more secure than a properly configured enterprise BlackBerry.

    Sure, security vendors hype exploits to sell product, but they also educate the public about real dangers, and they make OS and app vendors a bit more accountable.
    05-06-12 07:45 PM
  24. Premium1's Avatar
    I think 99% of people other than businesses do not care nor think about how secure their phones are so RIM going toward that isn't going to really bring in any new customers or get others to switch from what they currently use.
    05-06-12 07:53 PM
  25. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Getting back to the OP's point, why shouldn't BlackBerry leverage their security superiority? Let me address a few of the comments made: The linked article merely illustrates an old security axiom, "security is a journey, not a destination." We all know that.

    An assertion that Android malware will always ask for permissions is false. No knowledgeable person would claim that a consumer Android device with a bolt-on enterprise package containing a FIPS certified crypto module is more secure than a properly configured enterprise BlackBerry.

    Sure, security vendors hype exploits to sell product, but they also educate the public about real dangers, and they make OS and app vendors a bit more accountable.
    Now if those knowledgeable people could be convinced to get BlackBerry devices, all will be good.

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    05-06-12 07:58 PM
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