I think a lot of us have known how Android phones are prone to get infected with malware. What this report tells us, however, is how easy it is for such malware to spread, how the nature of the malware is changing and how much more damange it can do in the future.
"Of course, it can be a legitimate usage if you do this on your children's phones. If you do it on your husband's phone, it's kind of on the edge, but if you do it on the phones of your business partners or strangers, it's beyond that borderline."
What a statement ... I don't know what's worse ... that a business partner is considered to deserve more respect than a husband or that it's considered somewhat OK to install spyware on the husbands phone. How sick is this ? In my POV it's on the edge to use this against your children. Used to be possible to raise them without total surveilance. Now in certain extreme cases - maybe, so "on the edge". But if you start surveiling your husband - where does that end ? Better get a divorce. Sometimes the human "race" seems to be "beyond salvage" ...
Uh oh....does this mean Apple once again gets the reputation for being the least attacked? Or is iOS getting hit, too. (Remember when having an Apple computer meant not getting hit by as many viruses as PC)
Yes, it makes me sick to think if any one in my famil or among my circle of friends were to install a spyware in my phone. But it makes even sicker to stomach that it doesn't matter, who it is, but anyone is capable of doing surveillance on us all...
Android does not have malware problem. The malware problem comes from Google's policy of not reviewing apps. So, anyone can post anything in the store. Unlike Apple Store which is reviewed and then approved, Google allows anything to get through. Perhaps, they cannot spend few dollars to hire college grads that can look for malware and other issues before approval.
@goafrit exactly my spin on malware in phones. I've been saying for a while that iOS isn't any better at avoiding malware, and that Apple's policy of lockdown is the reason there is little malware in iOS. It's why I have an iPhone even though I think they are inferior to Android phones in many other aspects.