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Flying with Android

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

  1. Lord Vader

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    According to what I have read, there have been. Remember, Apple is not immune to malware. No such entity is 100% safe.

    Exactly. The arrogance of Apple fanboys is really amazing.
     
  2. dennisj00

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    Links? I don't believe the Apple fanboys can surpress the media either.
     
  3. Lord Vader

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    Never underestimate the power of that evil corporation. :mad2:
     
  4. bobukcat

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    More on topic to me is that the basic problem with connecting anything to a hotspot involves sending un-encrypted data over the air. This means that passwords and anything else you send can easily be intercepted, and man-in-the middle attacks are possible as well. For these reasons I try to be very careful what I use hotspots for and try to use VPN on my PC whenever possible.
     
  5. P Smith

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    connect to sites where is HTTPS is implented
     
  6. bobukcat

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    connect to sites where is HTTPS is implented


    That's not always as effective as it sounds either, some sites only use HTTPS for the login and then redirect to insecure sites that leave you vulnerable.

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  7. Marlin Guy

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    This.
    Ditto for me. I'm on my third Android phone and have never had a security issue. Common sense is your best defense.
     
  8. bidger

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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57506159-83/apples-ios-and-android-are-new-favorite-malware-victims/

    From the article: "Flashback was a nightmare scenario for Mac devotees who were used to believing that their devices were immune to malware. At least 600,000 Macs worldwide were silently infected at the beginning of the year by the Flashback Trojan, which masqueraded as an Adobe Flash browser plug-in. Flashback succeeded in stealing thousands of usernames and passwords. Even though malware is increasing in iOS, it still remains relatively low compared with other operating systems."

    It take less than five minutes to download and install a free AV app.
     
  9. dennisj00

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    Interesting article that's over a year old and the only 'proof' of their headline is the statement "Even though malware is increasing in iOS, it still remains relatively low compared with other operating systems."

    There's something true in the statement that 'You can't believe everything you read on the internet".
     
  10. bidger

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    Kinda defeats the purpose of asking for links then.
     
  11. dennisj00

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    No, in reading that headline, you'd think there'd be hundreds of links that are valid and believable. So far, that's the only one presented and it doesn't offer a lot of proof.
     

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