What is your Android security setup these days?

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by Overkill, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    Not personally, but I read an analysis of Xylitol (Global Moderator KMI).
     
  2. LoneWolf

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    I am, somebody's gotta test it I guess, so far has led me to uninstall one app as it was doing more than I thought. I'll post back here after a few days to report my opinion on this one.
     
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  3. DoctorPC

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    Re: What is your security setup these days for Android?

    Because iOS has ONE source for apps.

    While Android users tend to source from a variety of places. Amazon, APK download sites, and roughly 200-300 alternative app stores. Part of the flexibility of Android is the fact you aren't tied to Apples store without rooting, and potentially damaging your device. That's a huge difference for personal power, but also a greater security risk.
     
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  5. vojta

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    It's also at the Amazon store, if you don't mind having an Amazon account.
     
  6. Sampei Nihira

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    APK Downloader:

    -http://storage.evozi.com/apk/dl/14/02/18/com.foresafe.security.apk?h=WX_CYMh8ap1l6KpGtXJwwA&t=1392737902-
     
  7. Sampei Nihira

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    Flappy Wings:

    -https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flappywings.bird.fly&hl=en-

    Contains adware Revmob.
    Detected by Avira,Dr Web,F-Prot,VIPRE.

    It would be interesting to see Android AV not present in VT.
    Is there anyone who can do it?
    Sorry my bad English.:'(
     
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  8. crapbag

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    Has anyone tried using MBAM on-demand only?

    I've just read good things about AVLPro by Antiy and I'm giving it a whirl.

    I was using MBAM. Instead of uninstalling it I've just turned off real-time.

    I'll keep an eye out for battery drain and any slowdowns.

    Anyone else tried this? I've seen in another thread that someone was running two apps real-time.

    Would Android threats merit a second opinion scanner?
     
  9. JoeBlack40

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    I'm using ESET Mobile Security full licensed from a giveaway,but when it will expire i'll gladly use the free version,i don't mind to manually update it.(a very small cost for a very good security program).
     
  10. Solarlynx

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    Now I'm quite satisfied with Clean Master.
     
  11. Sampei Nihira

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    Now, Kingsoft detects the Android mobile banking Trojan.
    Not at the time of discovery.
     
  12. Sampei Nihira

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    -http://news.drweb.com/show/?i=4206-
     
  13. Overkill

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    Apart from enabled encryption, no realtime antivirus or on-demand scanners
     
  15. Techwiz

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    Generalized Security Setup:
    install and remove apps as needed
    disabled unnecessary services
    disabled radios unless
    enabled stock encryption
    enabled browser data compression
    no on-demand/real-time scanners
    keepass for android: contacts, etc.
    Grey Shirt's No Root Firewall.
    Google Voice for call control.
    Clean Master before the latest update added a widget (permissions).

    I don't send/receive personal/sensitive information that isn't already public information. I've asked contacts to do the same and to speak with me directly either at school, work, or other.
     
  16. roger_m

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  17. Overkill

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    I haven't noticed any conflicts, I like BDM so far it seems to run pretty light 3.37 mb currently
     
  18. roger_m

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    I meant to say only one AV with real time protection.

    I don't think there is any need to have more than one, because the risk of getting infected if you stick to downloading apps from the Play Store is very minimal. Also a second one could impact system performance when you install apps due to them both scanning the app.
     
  19. Overkill

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    Sure that makes sense, I just like testing things lol I may install the other BDM freebies on my kids phones :)
     
  20. roger_m

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    Yes, me too which is why I've tried 10s of different Android AVs.
     
  21. Sampei Nihira

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    New ver Clean Master 5.x.

    New features:

    a) Scan only Cloud SD
    b) Safe Browsing (phishing + malware)
    c) Cryptography.


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  22. Overkill

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  23. Sampei Nihira

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    Clean Master Safe Browsing in action:

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  24. Sampei Nihira

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    Samsung Galaxy Ace
    No Root

    Opera Mini
    Boat Browser Mini (ESET antiphishing ON)

    ESET Mobile Security Premium (real time OFF/ON).
    Clean Master (KingSoft) Real Time off - Safe Browsing on
    VirusTotal Uploader
     
  25. Noob

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    I hate that Google blocked my Google Checkout (Wallet) account. There are apps that i want to purchase but i cant. (Including security ones, luckily Avast! added an alternate method to purchase it)
     
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