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Android Trojan

Postby comp73 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:26 pm

If you are permanently connected to your android device like me, then this is not good news.

http://www.itproportal.com/2011/07/13/z ... g-rapidly/

Apparently, the major impact is on banking software.
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Re: Android Trojan

Postby Bulldog1911 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:34 pm

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Re: Android Trojan

Postby comp73 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:38 pm



that is wrong on so many levels, but I'm still "rlol"
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Re: Android Trojan

Postby Pug » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:25 pm

AVG -- still my 1st choice.
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Re: Android Trojan

Postby quidni » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:45 pm

Pug wrote:AVG -- still my 1st choice.
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:iagree: PC and droid.
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Re: Android Trojan

Postby Dave2 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:58 pm

I dislike the concept of running antivirus software on my phone.
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Re: Android Trojan

Postby LikesShinyThings » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:32 pm

Dave2 wrote:I dislike the concept of running antivirus software on my phone.


Well, if you have a smart phone, it might be a smart idea to run antivirus software on it. I hear they are starting to be targeted. (I have a dumb phone, and kinda like it that way. One of these days, though, I'll shed my Ludite ways. :lol: )
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Re: Android Trojan

Postby Dave2 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:12 pm

LikesShinyThings wrote:
Dave2 wrote:I dislike the concept of running antivirus software on my phone.


Well, if you have a smart phone, it might be a smart idea to run antivirus software on it. I hear they are starting to be targeted. (I have a dumb phone, and kinda like it that way. One of these days, though, I'll shed my Ludite ways. :lol: )

According to a quick Google search, there are only four antivirus apps for the iPhone:
1) A special secure web browser app... I don't really go to those sites.
2&3) Antiviral software from McAfee and Norton, the two companies whose products, in my experience, slow down PCs so much that you no longer care if they're infected.
4) Intego's software. Intego... I don't trust them. Every time (that I know of) that they announce they've found some hole in OS X security and their new software protects against it, news starts spreading of some new piece of malware which exploits said hole. There's never any proof that they're creating the malware, but the timing of it always smells fishy to me. As far as I know their software works as advertised, I just don't want to support what I imagine their business practices to be.
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Re: Android Trojan

Postby Oldgringo » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:31 pm

What's an Android?

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Re: Android Trojan

Postby gigag04 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:57 am

Apple ftw.
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Re: Android Trojan

Postby Cosmo 9 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:53 pm

Oldgringo wrote:What's an Android?


Humanoid artificial life form.
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Re: Android Trojan

Postby quidni » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:59 am

Dave2 wrote:I dislike the concept of running antivirus software on my phone.


I don't carry a cell phone, I carry an android PDA. "Phone" is just one of the many apps it can run. :lol:
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Re: Android Trojan

Postby LikesShinyThings » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:14 am

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I like a phone that is a phone. My PDA is my PDA. May never the twain meet. (Though PDA days do seem notably numbered.)
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