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#1 OFFLINE   kevinturcotte

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:09 AM

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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#2 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 03:16 AM

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.


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#3 OFFLINE   kevinturcotte

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 03:42 AM

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.

Currently use Lookout. Is Avast better? Is there anything like a firewall for Android? I intend to use the entire time.



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 03:49 AM

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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FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:37 AM

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!!



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:12 AM

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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#7 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:03 AM

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


FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:51 PM

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

 

Not on IOS.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:54 PM

Not on IOS.

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


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:22 PM

Not on IOS.

 

That is incorrect. iOS has been the victim lately, too. In fact, the problem has quietly grown worse there.


FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 05:54 AM

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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Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:10 AM

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.



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#13 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:33 AM

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. 


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:07 AM

Do you really think Apple could keep news like that quiet?



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#15 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:12 AM

Absolutely! Quiet, yes. Totally silent? No, which is why tech publications have been discussing it.


FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 01:58 PM

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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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:24 PM

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

 

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.


"Belligerent and numerous."

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:26 PM

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.

 

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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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:15 AM

There've been stories about *privacy* issues on iOS - like what Apple tracks/records - but nothing regarding NON-jailbroken iPhones that I've seen.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:17 AM

NO OS is 100% secure.

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