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Flying with Android

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by kevinturcotte, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Sep 1, 2013 #1 of 31
    kevinturcotte

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    I'm going to be flying next weekend with my Android phone and purchased in flight wifi. Is there anything I should do to secure my phone before hand?
     
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    Lord Vader

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    Staple it to your arm.

    Super glue it to your hand.

    Never turn it on.

    Aside from that, have you looked into Avast Security? It's a free app and outstanding.
     
  3. Sep 1, 2013 #3 of 31
    kevinturcotte

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    Currently use Lookout. Is Avast better? Is there anything like a firewall for Android? I intend to use the entire time.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2013 #4 of 31
    Lord Vader

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    Avast is more anti-virus than Lookout is. It's highly rated, BTW. I happen to have both, though I'm going to probably uninstall Lookout, as Avast does all the same and more, and with all my stuff securely backed up via Titanium and to the cloud, Lookout is not really necessary.

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  5. Sep 3, 2013 #5 of 31
    Cyber36

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    Huh. I just purchased my first smart phone & didn't realize you had to use antivirus there also. Should have known better. Thanks for the heads up!!
     
  6. Sep 4, 2013 #6 of 31
    RasputinAXP

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    I've never run an AV client on any of my Android devices.

    Don't download things from places you don't know.
     
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    Lord Vader

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    There are still malicious things on the Google Play Store. A security program of some sort is essential on a Smartphone.
     
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    dennisj00

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    Not on IOS.
     
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    P Smith

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    someone want to play a roulette ? they will find your unprotected 'rear side', soon ... :)
     
  10. Lord Vader

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    That is incorrect. iOS has been the victim lately, too. In fact, the problem has quietly grown worse there.
     
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    Never download an app the first week or so that it's out if you don't know the developer. That one rule of thumb eliminates most every 'leak' of malware through the walled-garden stores.
     
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    You guys will have to provide a link, but I haven't found a reputable report of any virus or malware on an IOS device that wasn't jail broken or acknowledged by the operator.
     
  13. Lord Vader

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    Apple doesn't want people to know, which is why it has been kept quiet. I read an interesting article this week on Tech Hive (sp?) about malware, and they discussed this.
     
  14. dennisj00

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    Do you really think Apple could keep news like that quiet?
     
  15. Lord Vader

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    Absolutely! Quiet, yes. Totally silent? No, which is why tech publications have been discussing it.
     
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    Still need a link. . . I searched Tech Hive and didn't find anything except 'viruses for PCs' . . . There are better conspiracy theories to believe in than Apple squashing the tech media.
     
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    I'm pretty much an app whore and I haven't picked up any malware at all. Been using Android since the original Droid came out on Verizon. Not a shred of anything bad on my phone.
     
  18. Lord Vader

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    It's not a conspiracy theory; it's a fact. Apple has not been immune from malware. Android has far more of it, but Apple has experienced some.

    I'll have to pour through my deleted Emails to see if the Email from the tech source (it might have been another one; I was doing it from memory) is still there.
     
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    There've been stories about *privacy* issues on iOS - like what Apple tracks/records - but nothing regarding NON-jailbroken iPhones that I've seen.
     
  20. kevinturcotte

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    NO OS is 100% secure.

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