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Thread: Malicious app found on Android marketplace

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    Re: Malicious app found on Android marketplace

    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Speck View Post
    The sudden rise in malware being developed for Linux-based operating systems, which are advertised (by the companies that produce them or by the users themselves) as being malware-free, is a sign that Linux-based operating systems are finally becoming mainstream.

    Wait... what?
    Surely this is the decade of Linux on the mobile device.

    Quote Originally Posted by pwnst*r View Post
    That's pretty darn well up there.
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    Re: Malicious app found on Android marketplace

    Well, it's either that or:

    1. You have a platform that is broken by design, to the point where it's not capable of malware.
    2. You have an extremely draconian company moderating every app.

    I for one, am willing to put up with malware, as it only takes some common sense, and maybe a built in firewall.
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    Re: Malicious app found on Android marketplace

    Quote Originally Posted by LeifAndersen View Post
    I for one, am willing to put up with malware, as it only takes some common sense, and maybe a built in firewall.
    I like Windows too.

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    Re: Malicious app found on Android marketplace

    Quote Originally Posted by pwnst*r View Post
    I like Windows too.
    Oh come on, you know that if Linux were as popular, and full of as many computer illiterate people as Windows, there would be Linux malware all over the place.
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    Re: Malicious app found on Android marketplace

    Quote Originally Posted by LeifAndersen View Post
    Oh come on, you know that if Linux were as popular, and full of as many computer illiterate people as Windows, there would be Linux malware all over the place.
    I think that was his point, but maybe I'm the one who misunderstood it not you...

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    Re: Malicious app found on Android marketplace

    Quote Originally Posted by LeifAndersen View Post
    Oh come on, you know that if Linux were as popular, and full of as many computer illiterate people as Windows, there would be Linux malware all over the place.
    lol
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    Re: Malicious app found on Android marketplace

    Quote Originally Posted by Primož Papič View Post
    I think that was his point, but maybe I'm the one who misunderstood it not you...
    ^_^

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    Re: Malicious app found on Android marketplace

    Social engineering works on any platform as long as you have gullible users.

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    Re: Malicious app found on Android marketplace

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    Social engineering works on any platform as long as you have gullible users.
    Bingo. Linux\GNU may not be as susceptible to drive by infections, but if you install bad software, well....

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    Re: Malicious app found on Android marketplace

    Quote Originally Posted by Regenweald View Post
    Bingo. Linux\GNU may not be as susceptible to drive by infections, but if you install bad software, well....
    This exact thing happened a couple of months ago.

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