Attackers would also have to have an app installed on a vulnerable handset.
DreadCthulhu wrote:an attacker would have to get you to install a malicious app in the first place, and presumably Google is screening the Play store for this sort of thing
MadManOriginal wrote:Attackers would also have to have an app installed on a vulnerable handset.
Also, it's patched in Android 4.4 and up. The worst part about Android remains the speed with which handset makers and service providers stop producing updates, but even Google stopped the Galaxy Nexus, which was launched with 4.0, at 4.3. But yeah, mobile exploits....they exist across all OSes.
JohnC wrote:Cool, I (or anyone else whom I personally know) am not affected. As for lower Android versions - well, sucks for cheapskates who buy "no-name" $20 junk from eBay/DealExtreme/whatever, but I'm not really concerned about that.
UnfriendlyFire wrote:How effective are the mobile anti-virus, such as Avast free for android?
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