How Is the Mobile-Security Business Doing? Don't Ask

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  1. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-04/how-is-the-mobile-security-business-doing-don-t-ask.html
     
  2. aigle

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    Security companies are loosing business. Mobile devices usually don,t need an antivirus.
     
  3. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    For Android phones, if you only download apps from Google Play, there is little chance of getting infected. Also I don't think that many people even consider using an antivirus for their smartphones.
     
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    All of them official app stores have very little chance of infection, much like Linux repositories. The only real use for mobile AV is their enhanced anti-theft and other bells & whistles.
     
  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    This is an excellent proof that security software is useless.
    Phones are running without security apps - and nothing sinister is afoot!
    Not only that, everything is peachy, the business flourishes, all is well.
    So yes, point proven.
    Mrk
     
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