Android 4.2 only detects 20% of malware apps
0. phoneArena posted on 11 Dec 2012, 22:17
One of the new additions to Android 4.2 was a new scanner designed to check sideloaded apps for potential malware threats. This was seen as a great addition, but the feature has been tested and has not fared well, only detecting about 20% of malicious apps...
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1. XPERIA-KNIGHT posted on 11 Dec 2012, 22:27 13
"As we said, this isn't much of a concern if you get all of your apps from the Play Store, but if not, you should still be careful about where you get your apps. "
Well thats just common sense, and the same goes for what you purchase from somebody.......Get your stuff off the streets and run the risk of getting ripped off, or you can go to a STORE and purchase things properly......with very minimal risk of getting ripped off
13. XPERIA-KNIGHT posted on 11 Dec 2012, 23:50 2
really? other than me saying samsung needs to up their design and display game.........what couldnt you agree on that ive said so far?
12. anywherehome posted on 11 Dec 2012, 23:38 1
1) if you want freedom (free install), you have to take your responsibility, it is called life, it is called free choice
2) if you have common sense, watch permissions, you are safe
3) so all this "malware alerts" about Android are based on a lie
4) if you want fascism with minimal malware risk, you can buy an iPhone or WP
17. gazmatic posted on 12 Dec 2012, 07:20 0
play store isnt available in every single country
should you just buy an android phone and be content with the pre installed apps?
or should those without the playstore just suck it or maybe they dont even deserve an android in the first place?
you quoted so I think you may have "read" the article but missed this:
"especially in places like China where the Play Store isn't always available." and lots of other countries
18. anywherehome posted on 12 Dec 2012, 07:30 0
do you want to blame play store that is no 1 in accessibility and translations in the world?
19. MichaelHeller posted on 12 Dec 2012, 11:25 1
You'd be amazed at how many people don't understand common sense
2. blazee posted on 11 Dec 2012, 22:35 2
my question is, why dont these so called known infected malware apps not get deleted off google play? is it maybe bc they are not really malware like these anti virus companies want you to believe it is. Please review some of these "malware" apps and how they actually affect your device. Im just a little sceptical
20. MichaelHeller posted on 12 Dec 2012, 11:26 1
Google does delete malware apps, but because there is no app review process on Android, the apps just keep coming. Even so, Google keeps the overall total very very low, and avoids putting in an annoying review delay.
4. Sniggly posted on 11 Dec 2012, 22:44 3
I would love to know whether this guy has any connections to the anti virus companies.
5. lyndon420 posted on 11 Dec 2012, 22:50 2
Google's not done. They bought an antivirus company a little while ago but they haven't incorporated it into the mix yet.
10. networkdood posted on 11 Dec 2012, 23:26 3
When I hear or read about malware - I smell a scam - like DOUBLE MY SPEED DOT COM....
15. JC557 posted on 12 Dec 2012, 00:21 0
Not sure why such businesses are allowed to be operational. I see those lame commercials on all the time... though only late at night like all those other scammy infomercials.
14. xfire99 posted on 12 Dec 2012, 00:19 1
Now I want see a article about all Jailbreaked iOS devices and see how much whatever Apple have to detect malware? Or peoples that also sideload .ipa apps without going through Appstore. However they do it.
Too many article about Android malware, but never about Apple and Microsoft malware detection!
16. bloodline posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:22 1
its the same practice for the internet. It also be the same issue for apple if it let you.
21. dahveed posted on 12 Dec 2012, 11:30 0
is it just me or is someone really bad with math? if .5% of malware comes form the play store than 99.5% comes from sideloaded apps. not 95.5%