It's so much easier to exploit such vulnerabilities, because Android's development is slower than the progress of hackers.... too many hackers, not enough developers. Well that's crap.
Exploitation seems like child's play anymore, pal. I don't blame you for having the attitude. I agree completely!
I'm just putting this out there... But this article seems propaganda to me... All you really see in the article is, "this shows why" or "this is why"... blah blah. What's sad is that it appears to be more of a publicity stunt than anything else... Anyone agree?!
nougatmagnet It is a precaution. People assume their phones are safe are living in denial. You know all those picture leaks you hear with famous people? Imagine if it happened to you, only no one knows you well enough and somewhere your picture is online. All's it takes is one malicious file to have a backdoor to your phone, do you really want to risk that?
DroidWiz37 You're right though.... I mean it's easy for someone to leak a malicious image file, and it could turn into a virus in an instant.
DroidWiz37 But what makes you think people want to still live on the edge? The vicious cycle of threats continues and phone users don't want that burden. If antivirus programs would evolve any time soon, such things would not be such a concern.
I don't know how this surprises anyone. Most of the stuff that is preinstalled is by 3rd party companies from different countries. All's this says to me is that they want to make sure the phone eventually breaks so they can force you to buy a new one every 1 or 2 years.
Well they do get their payments for preinstalls... no wonder phones come cheap anymore. c:
kchallenger You should have seen my first phone... a $40 phone... I ended up having over half of the space taken up by crap apps, and could only install at most 6 apps. Unbelievable!
I've wondered the same before... Do they just ensure it will corrupt within a couple years just so you can buy more... Ugh and feature creeping as well - makes me sick.
IDK base, but it's a bit outta hand.
its happening again with the new flash malware thingy i saw a story on
warrior_7 for that, it's like a million or so phones with a backdoor, different from the "flash thingy."
DipStick I think you guys mean FalseGuide: http://thehackernews.com/2017/04/android-malware-playstore.html
allurbase Thanks, I think that was it.
Oh I get it... Well that's just rude!
It still fails to make sense that malware can get onto Linux... where's the explanation in that?
does this affect the iphone?????
bingdom I don't think this one does, bing.
MightyMouse ok thx
serves em right... Androids need to be more secure
hagoromo yeah they do... if there is a vulnerability... someone will come along and find it eventually I'm sure
IndyPhone thanks... yeah it's getting odd that updates aren't coming to my phone anymore. :}