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Android 4.2 malware scanner catches just 20 percent of threats
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Default Android 4.2 malware scanner catches just 20 percent of threats - 12-12-2012, 08:15 | posts: 20,445 | Location: Guru3D testlab

A test cunducted by Xuxian Jiang, a professor of computer science at North Carolina State University, reveals that the effectiveness of Google's new malware scanner for Android is very poor. Google'...

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A very good reason for doing only extremely lightweight surfing on a SmartPhone or Tablet!
   
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A very good reason for doing only extremely lightweight surfing on a SmartPhone or Tablet!
And best to stay away from dodgy sites...
   
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Still haven't ever got mailware from any app on the market to date. Reading the reviews before downloading normally give a good indication on the validity of it.
   
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Still haven't ever got mailware from any app on the market to date. Reading the reviews before downloading normally give a good indication on the validity of it.
^ This.
I work IN this business, and the only people I've ever seen with a virus on their phone are the dip****s that blindly click anything... and guess what? Their computers are in the exact same state - virus/malware ridden.

It's not that there aren't lots of viruses out there, the problem actually exists between the touchscreen and the chair.



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