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Nokia shows us why its Lumia Windows Phones are safer than other devices

0. phoneArena 28 Jan 2014, 08:16 posted on

The company released a video that showcases the security-related advantages of using a Windows Phone handset rather than a smartphone running another OS (like Android)...

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posted on 28 Jan 2014, 12:04 3

48. papss (unregistered)


I agree... You can't talk to fandroids without them wanting to lead you to their laggy OS..

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 19:10 1

73. Dastrix (Posts: 617; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


LMAO, like a buggy and laggy open-source OS is a source of privilege. Talk about BS. M$ makes more money off that laggy crap than HTC, and those, what were the called again? Yeah, right, those 'other' failing OEMs.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 16:00

64. andynaija (Posts: 485; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


But guess what, your spelling SUCKS....SUCKS...SUCKS....

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 08:45 2

9. bhavya26 (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


yes we do feel safer

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 09:01 5

18. E.S.1 (Posts: 294; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


It just a phone, it's not your personal bodyguard.... Isn't it windows that's famous for viruses and Trojan etc?

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 09:05 5

24. papss (unregistered)


Isn't android known for that too?

if you have a Lumia it can stop a mugger, bullet or any other issue due to its girth

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 09:27 5

29. ihavenoname (Posts: 1518; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Nope, it can't.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD08CzshTSg

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 10:11 5

36. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 664; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Ha ha ha... this is the limit of nonsense....

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 11:28 1

41. ihavenoname (Posts: 1518; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Agreed... :)

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 18:46

69. Dastrix (Posts: 617; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


It's called a joke. Look it up in the dictionary, if you have one. It *might* help you out.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 06:26

83. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 664; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


I know its a joke.. May be my tone was not clear.. But I was also in humour mode...

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 09:34

33. tigermcm (Posts: 749; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


Why is this vid laced with Nokia Lumia as if other WPs dont have the same? Also this was available with WM

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 09:48 6

34. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I don't think Android fanboys understand the word "safe" since their Androids are never safe from hackers or viruses

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 10:17 2

37. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 664; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


You live in your own little world..!!!! :)

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 10:27 2

39. elitewolverine (Posts: 2043; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


I would say yes, mainly from the field i work in and the devices i own.

While 9/10 attacks are targeted at android for obvious reasons, because of 3rd party app allowance and the open platform, it is harder to fully safe gaurd.

I would say between 1-3 times a week I am having customers reset their device because of malware, or apps killing process' like a fat kid at lunch.

I have yet to exchange a MS device with these issues. Do they exist? probably, but i do not see it at the rate of others.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 12:40

53. AfterShock (Posts: 2944; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Kind of like Blackberry said, not worth coding for.
If wp had the user base, and most importantly the selection of apps, it'd be in same boat.
That is assuming someone turned off the safe guards of both os.
Rest is, end user stupidity and if you try to protect against that, you need a walled garden, oh wait.
Are the sheep in or out of the walls protection?
Cause here we have a choice, do they?

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 13:28

56. elitewolverine (Posts: 2043; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


I agree user error is a huge portion of the problem, but that also doesnt negate the security features it does have.

The last part of your comment makes no sense, i don't feel like any sort of sheep when using my 925 vs my note 3. This idea that i 'can' install 3rd party non store apps doesnt make me feel any more powerful.

From my own personal experience with users of that nature, they are doing something illegal anyways, so yea it is user error i would probably say 99% of the time.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 11:48 1

45. Stuntman (Posts: 779; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


If you use a less popular platform, you will be safer because hackers will more often than not target the more popular platforms.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 11:48

46. nightfury (Posts: 61; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


lol what can they hack personal data ???..no body does banking on fones...social sites passwords..plz....

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 12:32 1

49. twatts723 (Posts: 7; Member since: 22 May 2013)


Well, the big bad unknown sources setting can be enabled and disabled with a single click. And I've been downloading apks and zips from unknown sources for years, with no hacks!! Omg! Just use a little common sense. And, as previously stated, nobody is gonna hack a windows phone...

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 12:35

51. iTechies (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)


you know what guys, if i was a hacker, i will definitely want to hack the android or IOS because it is more interesting than the WP8 which seems to be not interesting OS at all. in other words, as a hacker, i don't want to waste my time just to hack a nonsense crappy WP8. hackers don't have interest on WP8.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 13:25 2

55. elitewolverine (Posts: 2043; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


so because it is a crappy os you will not hack millions of bank apps? Or is it because it is very secure and is more difficult?

iOS is just as popular as droid yet, iOS doesnt usually get the hack attack that droid does....or at least from what i see.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 13:36

57. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2679; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


iOS is just as popular as Android? That was a bad assumption. Android has an over 80% worldwide market share, while that of iOS is less than 15%. Explain to me again how they fall in the same poularity bracket.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 14:57

60. elitewolverine (Posts: 2043; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


How many iOS iphones are out there? Certainly more than windows.

The point being is that android holds a larger world share sure, what is their US share? I say US because it is a hotbed for wealth/numbers ability from hackers, it's just the way it is.

iOS in the US shares some 40% of the market while Droid holds 50-51%.

So despite this lucrative opportunity, more attacks happen on droid than any other device despite the US market share iOS holds, which holds tons and MILLIONS upon MILLIONS of lucrative bank information

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 15:17

61. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2679; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Fair enough.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 04:16 1

81. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Well, you know that the US isn't the only country in the world right? Besides, iOS trails WP in more than 20 countries.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 13:53 2

58. -box- (Posts: 3873; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Love my Lumias, repeat customer here. My Fortune 500 employer is transitioning from appledroidberries to Lumias now for security, lower acquisition cost, lower cost of ownership, and higher reliability.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 15:51

62. notsobad (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


i don't see why android lovers and ios lovers quarrel over the only marketing strategy of wp. it was the Battery backup back then around the time of symbian, now this? those of us who knew better knew better than not to argue but to see how their propaganda affects the third world fools! LOL!
But i didn't know better so i argue! ;)

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 04:19

82. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Tell me one marketing strategy Apple can use for their iPhones beside copying features from other OSes/manufacturers and calling them innovation.
And explain the term "third world fools".

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 15:52

63. notsobad (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


i don't see why android lovers and ios lovers quarrel over the only marketing strategy of wp. it was the Battery backup back then around the time of symbian, now this? those of us who knew better knew better than not to argue but to see how their propaganda affects the third world fools! LOL!
But i didn't know better so i argue! ;)

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 16:36

65. victory_zhou (Posts: 38; Member since: 03 Oct 2013)


Not only wp8 BlackBerry iphone etc theey all can do the find my phone, and as a BlackBerry owner, I once experience that when u type the password 10 times wrong, it will wipe all the data

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 17:04

66. notsobad (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


Yes blackberry might be in its dying bed but it's one of the most unique and safest mobile. And although i love android for its versatility, i wonder How many flagship android mobile really dis dominant anyway? But that's also the beauty of it. It gets better every day! On the other hand, whatever iPhone or Windows phone hs, its boring and it sticks!

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 04:08

79. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Why don't you just go to sleep SleepingOz? Why waste your sleep and come here and troll ?

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