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are windows phones safe ?


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#1 jadesick

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 06:42 PM

Some people say that they are very secure but i don't understand why windows phone doesnt have a antivirus ... and a lot of the app in the store are so fake and seems to be risky.



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#2 JohnnyJammer

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 05:06 PM

absolutely, go look at the exploits and security fixes for ipads, iphones and android then see how many are for windows phones.



#3 MasterNe0

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 04:48 PM

any type of phone will have some kind of security problem or issue. It just how it is. It all depends - do you like window phones, can you use one, are you ok with the apps it has.

 

I had a windows phone for a while but got rid of it due to lack of apps I needed compared to iphone/android.



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:19 PM

Based on most reviews and articles that I came across online, Windows phone is next to ios with regards to application security and quality control. Windows Phone also allows the control of apps installations.



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:01 AM

If you are worried about the security of your your phone then you can install an antivirus application in your cell phones. 



#6 britechguy

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 09:07 AM

As a side note, it appears that the Windows Phone is going to disappear from the market anyway.

 

Most virus/malware/spyware written, whether for amusement purposes (for the writers) or financial gain, takes into account having a target rich environment.  Windows on phones never took off and the environment is, thus, not target rich.

 

There is no OS that cannot be compromised by someone determined to do so who has the skill set necessary to do so.  Whether it's worth the effort, in their estimation, is a far greater predictor of whether there will be attacks on said systems.


Edited by britechguy, 24 March 2017 - 09:07 AM.

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