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(Popular Mechanics)   Why your phone needs antivirus software... unless you're still using a rotary phone, which is a whole other set of problems right there   ( popularmechanics.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, anti-virus, use common sense, spyware, Android devices, Android  
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3869 clicks; posted to Geek » on 27 Dec 2012 at 1:06 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-27 04:28:56 AM  
5 votes:

Gecko Gingrich: Mine doesn't.

:smug smile:

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2012-12-27 02:15:24 AM  
2 votes:

FlippityFlap: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!.................................... . .............no.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha yes

Apple cannot get viruses because of the mother hardware

The virus cannot recognize the retina display

I hope this expanation is clear

Posted from my iPad
2012-12-27 03:51:14 PM  
1 vote:

Rockstone: lordargent: // hell, it could be as simple as getting neophyte linux users to type rm -r / in a terminal

It'll stop you from doing that. At least in Linux mint.

Fine, fine...

sudo rm -r /
2012-12-27 09:05:34 AM  
1 vote:

The Man Who Laughs: I would actually really like to have an old timey rotary phone.

Here you go:

"Portable" Rotary Phone, just add SIM card.
2012-12-27 08:55:54 AM  
1 vote:
I have an iphone subtard
2012-12-27 06:00:27 AM  
1 vote:
2012-12-27 05:21:00 AM  
1 vote:

Notabunny: Gecko Gingrich: Mine doesn't.

:smug smile:

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Influenza, Newcastle's, West Nile, EEE, WEE, Infectious bronchitis, Avian Pox
2012-12-27 03:23:43 AM  
1 vote:

Leave my goddamn rotary alone!
2012-12-27 02:43:37 AM  
1 vote:
My phone is such a slut.
2012-12-27 01:25:13 AM  
1 vote:

serial_crusher: unless you spend so much time vetting each app you install that you're completely confident it's legitimate and virus-free

You know who spends so much time vetting every app I install that I'm completely confidant it's legitimate and virus-free? Apple, that's who.

And this is why Apple's app store is a tenth of the size of Google Play.

Also, I have some serious doubts about just how many viruses are actually out there and how easy they are to get. All of these apps come with a comments and rating system. If it comes with a virus, it's going to to advertised well before you download it. Viruses are also highly illegal, so if you're passing an app as a virus, then your name is going to be all over it.

Finally, a pet peeve:

There are two primary types of Android viruses: Trojans, which send SMS messages to premium numbers, and spyware, which sends information-contacts, for instance-from the phone to the spyware's developer.

Sorry, but nether of these are "viruses". Viruses copy themselves and infect other devices. At best, these are collectively "malware".
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