Google readying on-device malware scanner for Android

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by siljaline, Oct 12, 2012.

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  1. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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  2. chronomatic

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    Better yet, just don't download and run malicious apps.
     
  3. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    The onboard malware scanner will replace Google bouncer. When it comes into play.
     
  4. ComputerSaysNo

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    Better yet, buy an iphone so you don't have to deal with android.
     
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    It was about time...;)
    Awesome! :thumb:
     
  6. Hungry Man

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    I doubt it removes bouncer.
     
  7. kC_

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    Not all people like to be locked into the prison that is apple, where you get told what you can do and install.
    Some prefer the more open & innovative android so that you can do what you want and customize in any way possible.
    Ios is good for kids or people that don't know what they are doing.
     
  8. funkydude

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    Yeah, because that's really needed for a PHONE lol. I want my phone, which contains more private data than my PC, to be as locked down and secure as possible. I also want apps that are approved from a trusted source and I want the abilities of those apps to be restricted to things that make sense for a PHONE (i.e. the ability to do less than a PC does).

    I have my PC for freedom to do whatever I want, I don't believe phones should be able to do everything "just because". The more they can do, the more they can be abused. Now Google needs to build AV into a phone...

    To each they own I guess.
     
  9. Noob

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    That's good to know!
    Regarding the iOS vs Android debate everyone have their own opinions, smartphones are smartphones (I know Google/Android have their fair share of privacy issues but Apple iOS have their own privacy issues too), if you really want to get privacy better just get a dumbphone and even that has it's security risks. :rolleyes:

    Since my smartphone was stolen i've been using a Nokia 100 (The cheapest Nokia i could get) and it's been a blast, with regular usage and some texting the battery lasts over 5-6 days. :argh:
     
  10. siljaline

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    Let's hope the newly introduced service does a better job.
     
  11. Brandonn2010

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    I wonder if this has to do with their recent acquisition of VirusTotal.
     
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    what a brilliant point :thumb:
     
  13. siljaline

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    One could only speculate, I would think Google wants better overall security of the Google Play store and how apps are delivered, ultimately, in the hopes of better en-user protection against malicious apps.
     
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