McAfee: Mobile Malware Authors Only Care about Android

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Wingzero_x

Hmm no mention of Apple or iOS. Could it be that their system of "the walled garden" approach is actually the safest and best way to go? And sure you can argue that that restricts what you can do on your device, but seriously what can you do on Android that can not be done in iOS?

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rawrnomnom

Use custom Roms for a start...

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Wingzero_x

Oh you mean custom ROMs that may or may not work? ROMs that could ultimately render your device as useful as a rock? ROMs that could be stocked full of questionable software? Ummm yeah, glad my iOS devices can't do that.

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Caboose

You do also realize, that it's the most popular and widespread platforms that are attacked, don't you?

 

And these ROMs that you are referring to, how many of those specifically exist? The ROMs to use are the ones that have had extensive testing on a multitude of devices, with a large group of people supporting it. Not some fly-by-night operation.

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Caboose

This is what happens, when a platform becomes very popular. No surprise really, but it's to be expected!

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Zoandar

Yep. The difference is that the blindly false state of security experienced by some other popular OS platforms keeps them from seeing the malware already existent in their own OS. With freedom comes the knowledge there is evil in the world.

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