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90% of all Android phones can be compromised. Are you?


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#1 VincePolston

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 01:11 PM

I've converted over to Apple when the 6+ came out; which has it's own problems.. but reading articles like this makes me glad I made the switch. It says that 90% of all Android phones can be compromised by malware that can root the phone with malicious code. They are calling it the "Godless" apps".

 

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#2 TheTripleDeuce

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 02:08 PM

rootable phones are not a problem they are actually a benefit, and just a fyi IOS devices are vulnerable to the same thing ;)

 

nothing is safe nowadays its all about how you prepare for failure

 

ive done a lot of downloading and installing unknown apps and third party apps on my android devices and have never actually had a issue with malware rooting my device for me (and I mean some very sketchy sites were the source of my apk's)

 

edit: also find the title very clickbaity, should be called "android running 5.1 and under are at risk" hahaha


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#3 VincePolston

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 03:15 PM

Hey TripleDeuce! Yeah I know nothing is safe nowadays :) Including my Apple. Sigh. On the title I went with what they did. I suppose that it is, lol. Thanks for your input.



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Posted 01 July 2016 - 11:39 AM

rootable phones are not a problem they are actually a benefit, and just a fyi IOS devices are vulnerable to the same thing ;)

 

nothing is safe nowadays its all about how you prepare for failure

 

ive done a lot of downloading and installing unknown apps and third party apps on my android devices and have never actually had a issue with malware rooting my device for me (and I mean some very sketchy sites were the source of my apk's)

 

edit: also find the title very clickbaity, should be called "android running 5.1 and under are at risk" hahaha

 

Actually, iOS is less vulnerable since it normally gets its software from the AppStore, a closed system. GooglePlay is much more open, so Android devices are more vulnerable to malware. One of the problems with an open system.

 

That article is total clickbait. The vulnerability only applies to Android 5.1! Still applies to tons of phones out there, apparently. 






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