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Google Warning: Tens Of Millions Of Android Phones Come Preloaded With Dangerous Malware

Google Warning: Tens Of Millions Of Android Phones Come Preloaded With Dangerous Malware

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  • Another case in point about Apple’s differentiation with security as a feature. News like this regarding Android, regardless of Google’s role, further augments consumer lock-in to iOS. When analyzing Apple’s results and making a case about diminishing iPhone sales, consider the rising switching costs

    Another case in point about Apple’s differentiation with security as a feature. News like this regarding Android, regardless of Google’s role, further augments consumer lock-in to iOS. When analyzing Apple’s results and making a case about diminishing iPhone sales, consider the rising switching costs for existing customers as well. Not just via security but also services.

  • To save you a click: article (of course) doesn’t say which phones

  • Millions of shiny new Android smartphones are being purchased with dangerous malware factory-installed, according to Google’s own security research team.

  • Man this stuff never ends ! I really hope the whole world doesn’t go down someday from a “ Bad Robot” ( smile everytime I see that one at a movie opener)

  • Where the hell are we? What the hell is US? @Google isn't malicious content, it's just what comes pre installed on @android & @apple's not it... not that it's any better. I hate to think the #Smartphone is a virus to US; what are we looking at but the palms of our hands without them? We don't look at

    Where the hell are we? What the hell is US? @Google isn't malicious content, it's just what comes pre installed on @android & @apple's not it... not that it's any better. I hate to think the #Smartphone is a virus to US; what are we looking at but the palms of our hands without them? We don't look at the world around us now without showing someone what we see & think as it happens or, very soon after... that's not malicious activity & if it is how so?

  • Amazing given the time and bureaucratic processes, technical reviews that Google and Apple make vendors go through (not to mention the costs) that they do not catch these sorts of things ahead of release.

  • Which mobile phones are getting affected? Apart from screening that Google has started, what other measures are being taken to ensure privacy and security?

  • In addition to disliking the Android interface, here is another reason I am sticking with Apple devices.

  • Shame on Google. Let not rush to indict every tech firm in Silicon Valley, though. There are some, including Apple, that are committed to improving data security.

  • In my humble opinion Google would greatly increase sales if they did clean the devices of malware before they sell them.

    How many companies out there are big enough to put together a department to check the code?

  • Yet another great reason to stick with Apple. I'll happily trade off some unnecessary functionality for peace of mind.

  • Given how Google track you whether you want it or not I’d say all their apps count as malware.

  • Geez...

  • Well that's frightening

  • Smartphones