Should Wilders have a mobile phone security forum?

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Should Wilders have a mobile phone security forum?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    Title says it all.
     
  2. dw426

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    No, because frankly there is little you can do without crippling them. It wouldn't be worth the space. Those few things that can be done don't need a forum dedicated to it, as they are covered under general security already.
     
  3. John Bull

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    NO ! Stay with computers and their associated bits and bobs. Why waste Wilder`s valuable time and expertise on ear warmers ?
     
  4. Trooper

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    Voted no. Not necessary imho. Create a thread for it, but its not necessary to have a forum dedicated to it. Plenty of mobile phone related forums out on the interwebz anyway.
     
  5. blacknight

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    No for the same reasons.
     
  6. aigle

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    Yes, because this will be a real problem with increasing mobile devices use for internet, finanace, online banking etc( smart phones, tablets etc) and very little is known to ordinary users.
     
  7. funkydude

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    Yes because as smartphones gain better and better hardware, run more sophisticated programs, and become targeted more, security on them will be a very real thing. I don't mean just installing an AV, I mean general security practices.
     
  8. acr1965

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    I agree. Plus many of the mainstream security vendors are getting into the mobile security apps so it would be nice to see which ones are better at detection and have fewer operating issues. I think the majority of my friends don't even use desktops for internet surfing anymore. They can just use their smart phone when ever they want (assuming service is available, which in some rural parts service is shaky at best).
     
  9. siberianwolf

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    hell no. security is serious business. :p
     
  10. jumpshot

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    If forward looking businesses see a need/market for development of such security (and they do .. AVG, Eset, Norton, Kaspersky, BitDefender, Avast!, et al), then I would appreciate the chance to compare their applications via some objective posts - from people who can think, such as Wilders members.

    This would be a step up from the usual market 'user reviews', "5 stars coz it's free"; or experimenting with something that's more hindrance than help.

    I'm not even contemplating using words like 'Luddite, Technophobe' here, yet. :shifty:
     
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  11. farmerlee

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    I voted yes. This is a security forum and with mobile devices becoming much more popular people will want to know how to secure them.
     
  12. Noob

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    Why not?
    :D
     
  13. icr

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    I guess its a rare chance that Wilders may have a dedicated Mobile forum unless some mobile security experts join this forum.

    regards,
    icr ;)
     
  14. PJC

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    Why Not?
    Check This out.
     
  15. Hungry Man

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    Nope. No reason.
     
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    Yes. Same reasons as the quoted post /\
     
  17. The Hammer

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    Agreed. Smartphones are really little computers now.
     
  18. c2d

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    Why not.
     
  19. Hungry Man

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    Android and iOS, the two major smartphone operating systems, are fairly secure. The malware you see targeted at Android does not require any advanced techniques. Applications are already sandboxed and run via the JVM. Root is not easy to obtain. It's a fairly secure OS.

    The issue is that people are downloading socially engineered malware FROM THE MARKET. The fact is that Google can easily fix this and there's no need to load up antivirus software onto your phone. IT's so damn easy for you to avoid the malware on your own and all Google has to do is tighten up the market a bit.
     
  20. PJC

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    Malware is getting rapidly evolved, and mobile phone OS are fairly secure for the time being.
    Who knows if they will be fairly secure in the immediate future?
     
  21. noone_particular

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    I voted yes. Wilders is a security forum. Nowhere does it say that it's strictly a PC security forum. For all purposes, these phones are miniature computers and will eventually face all of the same problems as conventional PCs. Separating topics for mobile phones from those relating to conventional PCs would make it easier on everyone. Those looking for posts relevant to phones would be able to find them easier. Those not interested wouldn't have to sort thru material that's not relevant to them. Separating the subjects for mobile phones makes sense for both users and no users.
     
  22. Keyboard_Commando

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    I think the same rules apply to mobile phones as PC's, watch out for dodgy downloads, and don't leave your wireless access wide open. Maybe there could be room for mobile dedicated sections in some of the stickies, adding dedicated mobile vendors, tips to secure bluetooth & Wifi, data securing, mobile encryption, etc
     
  23. Sherlock_Holmes

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    Yes but only for android and ios ... other os are far behind and these 2 are getting bigger day by day
     
  24. acr1965

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    Yes votes are gaining somewhat lately.
     
  25. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Yes, as said, smartphones these days are getting more and more advanced, and more and more security applications are developed and released about which experiences could be shared and I read about a in-the-wild malware for Android which uses an exploit to gain root access, so security is becoming a real thing for mobile phones.
     
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