Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Joeythedude, Jul 24, 2011.
New forum section setup for:
mobile device security
It's a computer, no different than any other.
There are quite a lot of AV's etc for mobiles now , as well as Apps for things like remotely deleting a lost/stolen phone.
I think it would be a good idea to have a forum or just a specific thread for discussing the pro and cons of these ..
Not really, the OS, hardware, portability, size, and features are very different.
Agree. It has a tracking cookie that cant be removed.
I have Windows smart phone. Allmost once a week, I put a new cooked ROM (operating system) on it. Never used AV on it, never needed to.
For a while companies were making AVs for Windows 5.2 operating system and then they abandoned making the AVs with Windows 6.xx operating system. Haven't installed Windows 7 on the smart phone yet. Don't like the looks.
Maybe there needs to be more of an android malware explosion before a separate forum is needed.
But definitely of interest are separate threads within a forum section e.g. https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=294284
Since most of these mobile security programs are either still in beta or relatively new, members comments on their experiences have been very useful to me of late having finally upgraded to a smartphone.
But with a smartphone and the Android OS, battery life is more important to me than a security program at the present time.
Its not about malware or nasty apps running on smart phones its the fact that its virtually impossible to secure your privacy on one and its only been looked at by some governments. Protecting data on a mobile phone is almost impossible to do and it poses a big risk. Mobile phones are becoming pocket pcs and a everyday life thing. We need to seriously start looking at it
with all the apps one can install on your IOS and Android phone... privacy is near impossible..
For android, there are apps that requires internet access, location access, contacts for whatsapp, or phone id (IMEI number) to run properly
i had install this on my android tablet. Need to root to use
allows u to block apps from location access, reading your IMEI etc...
i use droidwall (requires root) to block LBE from connecting as well
What are you talking about?
i'm with this idea
Mobile phone security gonna be a huge business
Wasn't this suggested, discussed, and answered about 6 months back : https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=292869
And maybe the best thing to do is just respect that LWMs answer most probably still stands, as he hasn't said otherwise? Just my opinion.
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