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7/27/2012 12:09 PM EDT
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Sanjib.A
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Sanjib.A   7/28/2012 2:20:05 PM
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How is Apple checking it? Is it only the rigorous approval process for the apps vendor to comply with or by means of some smart application to catch and control malwares?

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mmathieum   7/28/2012 3:44:44 PM
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This article is ridiculous. If Google's Android apps had malware, I think we knew that by now Android is open but it doesn't mean that any app can do whatever they want. Even anti-malware software apps can't do much since they are just regular apps and don't have the right to control other apps (except if pre-installed on the device as a system app or if the device is rooted).

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daleste   7/28/2012 8:03:36 PM
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So it there anti virus software for our android devices?

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Patk0317   7/28/2012 8:26:39 PM
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This is concerning. I may swap out my Galaxy for an iPhone 5 when available.

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Patk0317   7/28/2012 8:29:01 PM
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How is this irresponsible, unless it is a scare tactic to sell anti virus SW? I think a former FBI employee has pretty good credibility.

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chanj0   7/29/2012 2:00:03 AM
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The question is what information can be accessed by malware. Everyone will have concern on saved password be accessed. Will you have concern if your contact list (aka address book) is accessed? We definitely need to pay attention to our connected devices; yet, we shall react and draw a conclusion too quick too soon. I would love to read the report from BT that shows the detail of study and which apps are the suspect.

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hdibani   7/29/2012 10:53:46 AM
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IOS has the most zero day vulnerabilities of any mobile OS. not sure that is a smart idea. People are jailbreaking their phone (ie modifying the system on the phone) just by visiting a website. http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/search-results?query=ios+apple&search_type=all&cves=on

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hdibani   7/29/2012 11:00:52 AM
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I would like to know what definition of malware was used by researchers. if they include adware in there as malware, then this result is to be expected.

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Kinnar   7/29/2012 6:49:09 PM
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After selling operating systems for 20years without antivirus solution, Microsoft had realized the necessities of designing security solution running by the OS designer/developer only. Similar way the security solution is an acute need for mobile/tablet platform designed by Google. I hope that they will realize the need in a early stage.

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rick merritt   7/29/2012 8:29:14 PM
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Malware is unauthorized software from third parties attempting to get a user's computer to do something malicious the user is not aware of. It does not include preference monitoring by the Web service provider the end user is accessing.

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