Comodo Mobile Security (Android) Released

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  1. NSG001

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    https://forums.comodo.com/comodo-mo...ndroid-beta-cms-is-released-now-t78635.0.html

    Hi, everyone,

    It gives our great pleasure to announce that Comodo Mobile Security on Android Beta (CMS) is released today!

    CMS was born to protect your smart phones from viruses and give you better control on your security and privacy. It features:

    (1) Antivirus
    "Always on" virus protection and an on-demand scanner help keep your device clear of viruses and unsafe apps. One touch scans and scheduled scans are provided as well as a system “Health Check” feature that quickly identifies viruses, unsafe apps and potentially risky settings.

    (2) Software & Process Manager
    CMS gives you full visibility and control over running processes. You can see how many are running, how much memory each uses and can quickly close down the ones you don’t want. Software Manager helps you uninstall or kill apps which may be slowing down your phone down.

    (3) SMS/Call Blocking
    Instantly filter out annoying SMS messages and phone calls by configuring black/white contact lists. Alternatively, simply block all text messages containing certain keywords.

    (4) Privacy Protection
    Your Private Space is where you store contacts, phone numbers and text messages that are for your eyes only. Once added, only you will be able to view those communications. In addition, App Protector enables you to lock your apps from being accessed by unauthorized users.

    We sincerely hope that all of you can give us your feedbacks on the forum. Though there still will be great space for us to improve our product, we believe that with your concerns and under our continuous efforts, CMS can be your smartphone’s good partner!

    Product/download webpage:

    https://m.comodo.com

    Size: 995 KB (1,019,892)
    MD5: 6864d491a92d4fb5bf40ef53cfc9b232
    SHA1: c624733c82de2cdf08c64da9cafca81a11df0a52

    Fanny
     
  2. aigle

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    wish they add an outbound internet access control in it too.

    And i wish to get a version of comodo for ubuntu too.
     
  3. Hungry Man

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    At the moment almost all AVs on android are going to do the same things - blacklisting.

    Due to limitations in Android there can be no heuristics or advanced features.

    If you really want a finely tuned security setup get Root access and cyanogenmod and start sandboxing applications.
     
  4. RejZoR

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    Actually i don't see a reason why heuristics couldn't be a possibility. You just won't have to deal with crazy packers and emulation. Technically we are where PC malware was 15 years ago or so...
     
  5. whitedragon551

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    Waste of battery life. Download apps from legitimate places (ie: Amazon and Android Market) and you will be fine.
     
  6. RejZoR

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    Well, malicious apps were posted on Market so that doesn't guarantee anything...
     
  7. whitedragon551

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    50 whole apps were posted on the market. None of which had any reviews. None of which were heard of. Thats on the end user for being a guinea pig. After that they were removed very quickly.
     
  8. Qlimax

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    Doesn't catch eicar...so i think it's useless.
     
  9. lordraiden

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    You used eicar for windows?, if eicar is no able to infect android doesn't need to be detected
     
  10. RejZoR

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    Eicar doesn't infect anything. It's just a test string...
     
  11. acr1965

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    If the apps were infected they should have never been in the Market in the first place. The Market repository (if it can be called that) should ensure malware-free apps. If it cannot do that then it is simply a way of making sure AT&T or whoever gets a slice of the paid apps pie and nothing more.
     
  12. Hungry Man

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    It's simply a matter of limitations - it could possibly be on the linux side but I think it's safe to assume that it's on the Java layer.

    From what I've been told it is, in fact, impossible - and that's from an Android security researcher.
     
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    Google isnt there to check apps for possible spam. Its lack of common sense that caused the outbreak. Who just goes and downloads a game or app with 1 download, no feedback, and a company who hasnt produced any solid apps? Its not Googles fault, the cell companies fault, only the users. Hence download legitimate apps with feedback and you will be fine. Mobile AV on Android is useless for now.
     
  15. Victek

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    42 minutes - I would like it if he could tighten up his review times. Based on a quick click through it looks like all the features work, however he says the detection needs improvement. Regarding call blocking it would be nice if it there was an option to block calls without caller ID information (immediately routed to voicemail). Webroot Secure Anywhere Mobile (FREE) for android does this.

    Regarding the need for android AV I agree that simply being careful about downloading seems sufficient at this point, but that was true in the PC environment once as well - does anyone remember how people scoffed at the notion of computer viruses when they first started to appear? The mobile market is likely to be targeted more and more over time, and it makes sense to me to get out in front instead of waiting for the first killer android virus that wakes everyone up. What would be really helpful at this point would be integrated VPN for use over Open WiFi.

    As already noted CMS does not have a "locate" feature. That's worth having since misplacing the phone probably happens a lot more often then getting hit by a virus. There are standalone "locate" apps that could be added though, such as F-Secure.
     
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    i wish there will be a Symbian Version too
     
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    Isn't one of the reasons for a repository to ensure the apps are clean?
     
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    Yes, but its not a repository.
     
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    The term "repository" just means:

    "a receptacle or place where things are deposited, stored, or offered for sale"

    but regardless of what it's called it seems important that it be reliable and safe, don't you think?
     
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    It is reliable and safe. A small hiccup is nothing to fret about.

    If someone gets shot in your city is it automatically considered unsafe and you move somewhere else? Dont think so.
     
  21. Victek

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    It's just a matter of degree. It seems to me that the Amazon app store does a better job of vetting apps before hosting them. Of course the downside is they tend to be slower to get them up and updated, but that's the price of better security.

    Well, using that criteria there would be nowhere else to move to LOL.
     
  22. acr1965

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    That's not a very good example. If someone gets shot at their local library it would be a good reason to not go back to there again. Especially if you believed the library was a safe place to go to begin with.

    Besides, it seems you are arguing the "small hiccup" can return at any moment without notice, even during an update/upgrade of a presumed safe app with good reviews.
     
  23. Ranget

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    those aren't what i worry about in android Phone

    the Big thing is targeted attacks
     
  24. Hungry Man

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    Targetted attacks aren't too much to worry about for Android - the OS itself is pretty secure and ICS will improve that by adding full ASLR support (though it doesn't necessarily need it.)

    Java's a very secure language and almost all Android exploits (the way people get root) are through the Linux layer - ASLR should help with that.
     
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    Pictures? :D
     
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