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Security for Android Device

Q: Security for Android Device

Hi,

Please Help me with the current issue :

Does Security is essential for Android Devices ?
Does Android Devices gets easily attacked by viruses or malwares ?
How to sole the above issues if infected ?

Thanks

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A: Security for Android Device

jacksparrow12 said:


Hi,

Please Help me with the current issue :

Does Security is essential for Android Devices ?
Does Android Devices gets easily attacked by viruses or malwares ?
How to sole the above issues if infected ?

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1) Security is not essential for anything - you can run Windows fine without any AV or security but you just need to be extremely careful.
2) Android Devices can get infected pretty easily thanks to the Google Play store letting in malicious applications - IOS doesn't have this issue.
3) If you are infected on your Android device then download stuff like:

- MalwareBytes
- Emsisoft or Kaspersky AV
They can be found within the Google Play Store!

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There are a number of Android apps (Google Play-sourced only), mainly photo and video-related, which I like a lot, although I don't really like using a tablet. I've researched a bit into Android emulators which run on Windows 7 e.g. here

6 best Android emulators for PC | Android Authority

and while the idea sounds great, I wonder -- Android is said to have loads of security flaws. I work pretty hard to keep my Win 7 PC clean (I hope!). Is there a risk that by running Android apps, I'm running security risks?

A:Does running an Android emulator bring Android-type security risks?

First of all, it's simply not true that Android has "lots of security flaws". Of course it's not immune to viruses and attackers, but it's not inherently that its an immense risk in it. There are vulnerabilities, but most problems actually came from using untrusted software that abuses the devise. As always, the number one vulnerability in any system is the user.

Now to business. There is no exact answer to that question. It will greatly depend on what emulator do you use and how it's exactly implemented, how does it manages to run Android software and how much does it emulated and how exactly. Frequently, I would expect a different implementation of the Android low level API, meaning that bugs in Android will never afect an emulator (which in turn can have its own bugs), unless some behavior is there "by design", in which case the emulator should attempt to copy it.
Besides, I would expect the emulator to isolate the host computer from malicious Android software (which is not generally aware of Windows existence). Unless an Android virus specifically targets a particular flaw of a particular version of a particular emulator (which as already happened with virtual machines), I won't worry too much about it.

The comes the problem of what programs do you install on the emulated Android. When you install a virus there, it will attempt to do the same malicious actions than it would do on a real phone. Some actions will work the same, for example those i... Read more

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There are a number of Android apps (Google Play-sourced only), mainly photo and video-related, which I like a lot, although I don't really like using a tablet. I've researched a bit into Android emulators which run on Windows 7 e.g. here

6 best Android emulators for PC | Android Authority

and while the idea sounds great, I wonder -- Android is said to have loads of security flaws. I work pretty hard to keep my Win 7 PC clean (I hope!). Is there a risk that by running Android apps, I'm running security risks?

A:Does running an Android emulator bring Android-type security risks?

First of all, it's simply not true that Android has "lots of security flaws". Of course it's not immune to viruses and attackers, but it's not inherently that its an immense risk in it. There are vulnerabilities, but most problems actually came from using untrusted software that abuses the devise. As always, the number one vulnerability in any system is the user.

Now to business. There is no exact answer to that question. It will greatly depend on what emulator do you use and how it's exactly implemented, how does it manages to run Android software and how much does it emulated and how exactly. Frequently, I would expect a different implementation of the Android low level API, meaning that bugs in Android will never afect an emulator (which in turn can have its own bugs), unless some behavior is there "by design", in which case the emulator should attempt to copy it.
Besides, I would expect the emulator to isolate the host computer from malicious Android software (which is not generally aware of Windows existence). Unless an Android virus specifically targets a particular flaw of a particular version of a particular emulator (which as already happened with virtual machines), I won't worry too much about it.

The comes the problem of what programs do you install on the emulated Android. When you install a virus there, it will attempt to do the same malicious actions than it would do on a real phone. Some actions will work the same, for example those i... Read more

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I would like to watch videos on my Windows laptop and have the audio play from my Android phone. Is this possible?

The reason I want to do this is my audio jack on my laptop seems to be broken. I'm often in the library or others places where headphones are essential.

A:How to Stream Audio on Android Device while keeping Video on Windows Device

That would be very difficult.
Lets first find out if your if your Audio jack is broken.
Go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc Right click the devmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager are there any yellow flags? If so, these devices need drivers installed.
What is the make and model# of your laptop? Go to the manufacturers support/download drivers and type in your make and model# or service tag # and download the Chipset and Audio driver for your computer.

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Sir i m using windows 8.1. whenever i have used to connect my device on my pc it is not connecting .It is giving error as unspecified android devies &MTP driver error . So what is the solution for this problem

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The folks over at Live Gooroo have come up with a way of diagnosing and repairing most problems that plague your PC today. While that in itself would be noteworthy, the part that?s really interesting is that they diagnose and repair your PC via an app on a connected Android device.


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A:Repair your PC from your Android device

Soooo.... it's an app you DL on your phone that places a windows executable in your sd card which you can then run from your PC when you connect your phone to your PC which then installs/runs the antimalware program...

That is if the virus lets you access your USB port and doesn't then try to infect your phone

I suppose if you had NO other way at all of getting diagnostic software to your PC (via thumb drive or CDR etc)... If I'm interpreting their website right...

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Hello everyone!

I have a question: is it possible to "synchronize" Windows 8 / 8.1 (but also possibly Windows 7) with an Android smartphone?

Let me explain: I would like that if I set a reminder with your smartphone, I'll be back even when I log on to Windows, a bit 'as is the case with iOS + OSX.
I know that you can not synchronize your Google Calendar with Windows 8, if not connecting to the google account to hotmail, but there is another way that you know?

It would be nice to also sync the photos you snap with your cell phone with the gallery of Windows 8, using Google Drive, but I guess now I ask a bit 'too much, however, a synchronization in Apple style is that possible?

I have no problem to "do everything by hand," but I was wondering if there is a faster way to do the whole thing ....

Thank you in advance !!

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Good morning friends, this question might fall under networking or mobile devices, but I think it's more a PC question.My goal is to forge a setup where I am able to conveniently stream media from my home media PC to my Android smartphone (Galaxy 3S). I am currently able to stream video to my phone while I'm at home on my Wi-Fi connection using the "Nearby Devices" option in the phone that appears to engage DLNA. When I do this, I get the option to stream from Windows Media Player's streaming system.My question then is how do I access my home PC information while mobile-browsing? I've got 4G service (big deal....) and would like the ability to access my home content while on the go. From my limited understanding of this goal, I see the option of using a VPN or something of that nature to create a secure connection through the computer's firewall so I can access the media server; is this going to work? Would this essentially be considered a "remote desktop" scenario? Asked another way: is a remote desktop connection a VPN?I'm looking for some suggestions on how to pull this off. If you have suggestions, like "use this VPN and open these ports and blah blah blah", I'd need some how-to because I've never tried to do this. I know a person can buy some programs that say they will take care of doing this, but how hard can it be? It's just a client-server relationship between the phone and the PC, right? Ope... Read more

A:Connecting Android Device to PC

One software that I have used for this is called Orb. You would install the Orb Caster software on your PC, add the media files to the Orb libraries, and then you can stream them from any internet-connected PC. They have two different Android Apps, a free one and a paid one ($9.95). I am not sure what the differences are between the two versions. It's probably at least worth taking a look at the free version to see if it fulfills your requirements.

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I've done a Windows 10 FCU clean install I'm not able to access my shared folders via Android N devices using a simple LAN connection with Solid Explorer. The only error I get is "A problem occurred with network communication". I've tried to login with my admin password, as a guest, disabling the password, allowing unprotected accesses, disabling Windows firewall, nothing worked. Do you have any suggestion?

A:Can't access to my PC via Android N device

I heard that the windows 10 FCU disables SMB1 you how to turn it back on, on your phone or via the app.

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I've done a Windows 10 FCU clean install I'm not able to access my shared folders via Android N devices using a simple LAN connection with Solid Explorer. The only error I get is "A problem occurred with network communication". I've tried to login with my admin password, as a guest, disabling the password, allowing unprotected accesses, disabling Windows firewall, nothing worked. Do you have any suggestion?

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Hi,

The initial pairing work they both identify each other and simultaneously send a confirmation passkey (6 digits) and I just press the OK button on both devices , mobile and PC (is it supposed to be that way ?).
After that the connection is initiated for a few seconds and then it's lost and the device appears as disconnected

Where is the problem ?

THNX ALOT

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Hi there

Ive written a program for my android device and its installed and working on my phone (S3), BUT ive just lost my PC HD and though id saved my eclipse android coding but to no avail, the program is only a small one but took me a while to perfect so i need to recover it into eclipse to edit it more and save it.

Any ideas?

Cheers
Mark
 

A:Recovering program from Android device

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guys
this concerns file sharing Win7-to/from-Android devices.
some of you use android as I do. there are a lot of apps and utils etc for connecting to lan/wifi but I'm wondering what you have found that is best? the file manager app I'm using can address a 'server' via tcp address but I was thinking I had read of a simpler approach - just cannot easily find via searching and reading descrips.

all advice gladly received!

c

A:Best way to WIFI share with Android device?

I'm a total noob with Droid, but all I have to do is turn on WiFi on the device, then it will notify of available networks. I tap one, choose connect and I'm on it.

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Hi All,

First post - thanks in advance for reading!

So I am having trouble getting my email to "sync" properly between three devices (using quotes because I don't actually want to sync, I believe):
1) Gmail web interface (used on remote computers - library, friends' homes, etc);
2) Outlook mail client (home desktop computer);
3) Android email app (phone).
I would like Outlook on my home desktop computer to be the final destination - this is where I do most of my work and I prefer the functionality of Outlook. I have been trying to set this up so that I can access and delete mail from either the web or phone, but whatever remains in my inbox will wind up in Outlook next time I open it - and once downloaded by outlook will no longer appear on Gmail / Phone.

Currently its all awry. Mostly the Gmail /Outlook arrangement works, except that every message I send to others in Gmail also winds up in my Outlook inbox. Annoying but bearable. The phone is the real problem, though, messages that go to the phone stay on the phone and cannot be retrieved by either Gmail or Outlook, without manual forwarding.
Currently, I have Gmail set up to use POP and to delete messages from Gmail once they have been downloaded with POP. I have my phone set up to use POP, with sync off (though manually syncing seems to make no difference), and to never delete messages from the server.

Also, I would rather not use the gmail android app because I can either sync mail and con... Read more

A:Gmail (web) + Desktop Client + Android device. Help!

Not helpful, but know you're not alone. I have a similar setup to yours (except I use Thunderbird as my home email client).

That being said, I've never been able to "streamline" mine either. I believe this is largely dependent on the push or pull times (whether the client or server is responsible I don't know).

But even with just my Android phone and the web app, the result of deleting an email on my phone does not immediately delete an email on the web app. I often have to wait a while, or even separately delete the email again on the web app for it to take effect.
 

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Mod Edit:  Per OP request, deleted previous posts originally in different OP's topic - Hamluis.   ... So   Hi  and thanks in advance for any time you all take to help me resolve this issue..   I have a Samsung Note 10.1 tablet.. 2012  new old stock.. running 4.2.1  I am not sure if it automatically backs up to my family photos and docs to my Samsung account nor Google account as I am pretty old skool and just use it for facebook ebay and keeping family photos on..  This morn I was watching funny flicks on various links through Facebook when it jammed on to a series of popup flick sites adds some of which were not of a moderate nature and as I closed them they became faster and faster so I finally could not close and it seemed to be trying to download ..  I pulled the modem out of the wall and switched off the tablet .. I left it for some hours and after lunch flicked it back on .. there was a you have been blocked warning..   never seen this before .. but on research I know enough to recognize it as a ransom-ware..  I use old skool Mac and not dialed in to Windows.. .. I have searched about this forum and found some posts and help links and advice ...  but they are old and seem out of date with dead links .. I have followed some online advice but have neither resolved nor seemingly have I made it any worse.. We seriously will be devastated I and the family loose any files vids or ph... Read more

A:Device Blocked For your Safety.. Ransomeware.. Android..

Thanks Mod for your help in Trimming this Tread.. 

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i upgrade windows 10 but now i cant connect android device to my notebook pc.plz help me someone fix this error

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Droid 3 won't obtain IP address from my network, please help thank you!

I just got the motorola droid 3, my first android device. I'm trying to figure out how to get my device to connect to my network as it won't obtain the IP address. I have a Motorola Surfboard SBV5120 Modem and a Microsoft MN-700 router. I just switched from the Palm Pre Plus which connected perfectly to this network, the network is unsecured and has 2 pc's and a 360 running on it. I was able to connect to my friend's wireless network fine at his house. I'm not very familiar with routers and their settings, any advice or walkthrough of this problem will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:Please Help, Android device won't obtain IP address from Network!

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I want to root my android device for a few good reasons. Firstly, I want to be able to have a firewall that is on 24/7. I can not use a no-root firewall as it won't allow me to use a VPN. Secondly, I want to delete the bloatware that comes preinstalled with the device. It takes up space and acts as spyware. I want to move as far away from Google and Samsung applications as possible. The only reason I am using Android over Replicant or LineageOS is simply because I want to be able to install apps from the Playstore. If there were a way to install Android apps on Replicant OS, I would make the switch in a heartbeat. But since that isn't the case, I want to root my device to then modify it to match my needs.

So should I root my device? Or are there other ways to get what I want?
 

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Hello!

This is definitely a Windows 10 thing. If I connect either my Nexus 5 or my LG G4 to my PC via USB the phone is recognized. I can see it in Windows Explorer but clicking on it does nothing, no access to files.

Before I made the jump from Vista to Windows 10 it worked fine. There has to be some setting someplace. I did apply a hotfix (KB3099229_x64) which was supposed to fix the issue. It did not!

If there's some trick to it could you share it with me???

Thanks for you help way in advance!

Dave

A:Android device recognized but cannot access files on it

Are you sure you switched your phone to "File transfer" mode, as opposed to "Charging only" mode? Because this is exactly what happens when you connect an Android phone in "Charging only" mode: it becomes visible in Windows (e.g. in File Explorer), but shows as empty device - no file access.

In standard cookie-cutter Android Marshmallow you are supposed to manually switch the phone to "File transfer" mode every time you connect it to the computer. (Before Marshmallow it was possible to set a default mode, but for some reason they removed that capability in Marshmallow).

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I was able to connect my Samsung Galaxy to my pc but still can't can't access my files, I was able to click the MTP but it's still not showing up. I also tried to use 2 different cables and restarted my phone but it's still not working. How can I fix this?
 

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Now I know this is not strictly "core" business but I am assuming a lot of members will have android phones and I found this little add on that I shall be using as well as the main android security form Kaspersky as it sounds a really top idea and product - plus it is free.
Kaspersky Lab launches Phound!, free mobile anti-theft Android app

PS A little more about it Kaspersky Phound! Can Be Found on Google Play | Kaspersky Lab

A:Android security

Nice app - but my phone is Windows, LOL

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I recently made my annual Christmas e card with an embedded midi file, works great in IE but does not on my Kindle Fire. I know this is off-topic for this forum but I can't find help anywhere else. Does anyone know the code for embedded midi's that will play on a Kindle? I know my Kindle can play a midi because I downloaded one to test it. I just can't hear it in the webpage.

Any help at all is appreciated!

A:Embedded Midi Files Windows 7 vs Android Device

are you using the stock browser and is your ecard in flash? try boat browser or flashfox, also what OS version is the Kindle Fire?
EDIT: that is more of a question for your tablet over at XDA but I would probably just answer it there anyway.

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I did not know where to put this so moderatoers if you need to move it please do. I am trying to transver files from my pc to a Viewsonic G tablet but my FTP software wants to open it and it keeps getting errors about establishing a connection. The problem is I do not want the FTP to open it, I want it to open normally with windows explorer. I have just gotten it back (the tablet) after a warranty repair but before I sent it in I had been experimenting with Filezilla and it must have become the default program for opening the Viewsonic. How do I set it back to Windows Explorer being the default program? Thanks

A:File transfer between Android device and Win 7 64 bit Home Preimium

This is not exactly what you were asking for, but I have had good luck transferring PC files to the phone with this tool. The Swiss File Knife ( Free Instant Web Server for Windows/Linux file transfer: sfk httpserv )is a free program that I have used for several years, that is a command line utility that includes a HTTP server. It allows selecting a folder on my PC, and making the files in it accessible to my phone over the LAN by entering the 192.168.0.xxx address in the phone browser.

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hey guys, I use my android phone to access my files in my pc through es file explorer but after i upgraded to windows 10 i can't access it anymore but seems to work fine if i turn off my windows firewall for my private network help please
 

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Hello. I need a mobile WiFi device, is a Pocket WiFi practically the same thing as any Android or iPhone that could serve as a personal hotspot? In terms of the signal strength and reliability.

When I access ANY website or services on any other portable devices with the WiFi provided by the Android or iPhone that serves as a personal hotspot, I know that a website or service could trace or fingerprint my portable device that accesses the sites or services, but would the websites or services be able to trace or fingerprint my Android or iPhone that serves as a personal hotspot as well?

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I have create and PC-PC connection, but my Android device don't see notebook's wi-fi. How to make a Wi-Fi access point visible for Android device?

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Hi,
 
I have newfolder.exe virus in external drive of my android phone. It doesn't allow me to delete any data on it. Whatever I delete, reappears again.
 
I have Microsoft Security Essentials installed on my Windows 7 machine. As soon I connect my phone to USB mass storage it detects and delete it. But then again appears if I disconnect from PC.
 
I am able to open task manager,registry editor etc. (I read generally this virus doesn't allow to open these things.) I am not able to see any autorun.inf file on that external drive. I tried to format the drive two-three times. On PC it shows like drive is empty, but as soon as I connect it my phone all data reappears. That microsd card is 7 GB and 5GB is occupied. Tried to scan the android using avg and avast scanner available from Google Play Store.
 
Any thing else I need to do. Not able to figure out how to solve this issue.
 
Thanks,
Jay

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I have set up my connection as per the following article
http://www.siyge.com/2013/03/24/create-hotspot-in-windows-8-adhoc-network/

The netsh commands I used are:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyWlan key=qwertyui keyUsage=persistent

netsh wlan start hostednetwork
The difference is:
a) I am sharing a USB modem connection
b) I have turned off Windows Firewall ( I use Comodo nternet Security)
I have a dell n5010 laptop using Windows 8.

When I tried to connect my Android device to it, the device simply gets stuck at the "Obtaining IP address step"
I decided to use a Blackberry device and the same error occurred.
To be doubly sure, I even used another Laptop running Windows XP SP3 to connect to the hostednetwork, even it got stuck at the "Obtaining IP address" part for some time. Then it got connected with "Limited or no connectivity" status.

A:HostedNetwork is Set up, Android device is unable to obtain IP Address

The following procedure worked for me.
1) Disable Internet Connection Sharing from your modem connection -> properties -> Sharing Tab
2) Enable it again.
3) Disconnect from the Internet.
4) Reconnect again
5) Restart ICS service from the "services.msc" window.
6) Stop the hostednetwork
7) Start the hostednetwork
8) Internet Sharing is now enabled and everything gets resolved.

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I used to be able to access my Windows 10 machine from my Android tablet via smb:// but this has now stopped working. My Android file manager app can still discover and get the correct name of my PC, but username/password is no longer accepted.
The only thing that has changed since I last attempted to access my PC from my tablet is one or two automatic Windows updates.
I tried trouble shooting and got the ?one or more network protocols are missing on this computer? error, which it says it fixed in administrator mode, but it didn't change anything.
Googling on various fixes mostly seem to result in pages of people not able to connect to the internet at all, but that is not my problem.
Anyone encountered this?

A:Samba access from Android device stopped working

There is a File sharing app out there for Android devices. When connecting to workgroup shares on an Android OS or iOS device, the OS can block you from doing so, to protect the OS and device.

Windows uses CIFS for sharing, not SAMBA. The version of Samba that Microsoft uses, is a very crippled version and has had issues recently since the last update. Download ES File Explorer from the Google Play store and use that to access your shares. I have never had any issues with it.

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Any insight (except that which is asinine or comedic) is appreciated.

[My apologies if I posted this in the wrong place]

Long story short, I've been a fan of RPG Maker, sadly, I don't own a computer. However, there is a mobile RPG Maker emulator called "ChocoR2K" which allows you to play RPG Maker 2000/2003 games on your phone/tablet.

However, VirusTotal says it has the viruses known as Fobus and Olympus. Both of these are used to create banking accounts, text premium numbers, and so forth.

My question is, should I be concerned with these results or are they false positives?

Antivirus scan for 52605f9fc1296a058553af39ac55c40b489e06697369934d223aef3c8dfd8919 at 2015-12-03 16:46:30 UTC - VirusTotal

From my point of view, it doesn't seem like a threat, since only 3 of 50+ antivirus programs determine it to be "dangerous", but a professional or semi-professional opinion would be nice to have.

There's a lot of important information on my phone and hindering it would probably ruin my career status and college status.
 

A:Android (Security Check)

First of all on our Forum there aren't comedic or asinine opinions but there are opinions, questionable or not but always opinions.

Now, from VT analysis just seems the emulator you mention: Choco R2k Player and the detection (PUP) is refer to the fact that this app probably contains ADS.
Also the entry "unknown permission from android reference", in the app permissions, doesn't mean the app is infected. It's just not a standard permission from Android SDK.

So, in my opinion, it's a false positive.
 

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How Android Security Stacks Up (2 web pages).

An Android phone's approach to security is radically different from an iPhone's--but is it better?

-- Tom
 

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I have some questions about smartphone security, specifically the difference between the Android & iPhone platforms. My motivation is curiosity. I am not using this information to decide which phone to purchase (I use a Tracphone).

Reading several articles on various web sites, I get the impression of the following:
(1) Android is less secure than iPhone
(2) There is no known malware for iPhone

Are these statements true? Is there any hard data that documents malware for the different platforms?

Anti-malware software: There appears to be several products for the Android, but I cannot find any product for the iPhone. Is this discrepancy due to Apple's superior security technology?

Comments?

A:Android vs iPhone security

Hello,

I am not a Apple expert (because I think it sucks) but there is no malware for Apple, so they have no anti-malware programs. The reason is that is open source and all members who use it can fix any problems.

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I just switched from an iPhone 6 Plus to a Samsung A5. I have never really cared much about the security on my android phones but I should. Can you recommend me some good apps to increase my security?

I have already encrypted the phone and have remote wipe on.
 

A:What apps for Android security?

I find that DR.WEB mobile security or Sophos mobile security finds more stuff in real world than most and they are free.
 

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Hi all. This is my very first smartphone, but I'm pretty well versed with computers (not an expert).

(edit) The phone is a BLU Studio C 5+5 with a Mediatek MT6582 CPU I have also updated my PC specs in my profile.

First off, I'm pretty sure when I first hooked it up it was fine, because I managed to get some mp3's moved to it, but now it will only connect in camera mode. So, I can transfer pictures, but that's it.

The problem seemed to begin after Windows Update alerted me to an MTP driver update, which I attempted to install, but it failed every time. I tried a clean boot and install but it still failed. After that, I can only connect in camera mode.

I have contacted BLU about drivers and they said they don't provide them, and to contact OS support.

I have attempted to contact Mediatek but got no response.

I am including several pics of of errors and info. Take note of the two different messages in the same window that I got at two different times.

Things I have tried:

* Uninstall followed by clean boot install

* Uninstalling some (not all) other USB listings in device manager. Not all at once, as some lock up my USB keyboard and mouse.

* Different USB ports

* Unplugging USB harddrive

One last thing: Windows update seems to have an issue with 'disappearing' updates after multiple failed attempted installs. It has done this with the MTP driver and now my Intel graphics driver, which was also failing to install.

Any help is greatly appreciated! (It o... Read more

A:BLU Android phone: Driver fails install as media device

Here are the rest of the pics. The last pic shows what DM lists my phone as when it's connected in camera mode.

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Reg : I want buy a suitable Device for Samsumg Android to PC Bluetooth COM (serial) port Connection Create

I Sureshkumar , Now Iím Sending SMS (From my personal SMS Software) Using Nokia Mobile Connect to PC Via Bluetooth COM (serial) port Connection . But I now changed to Samsung android Mobile , itís connection Bluetooth done but canít Create COM (serial) port Connection. So I want a Suitable Device for Connect Mobile to PC (purpose of sending Sms from PC to Mobile)
 

A:I want buy a suitable Device for Samsumg Android to PC Bluetooth COM (serial) port cr

Hi and welcome to TSG,

I realize your first language is not English but unfortunately your post makes little sense. Are you looking for a device, a bluetooth driver, a cable, or an app?

Have you looked at specialized apps for PC texting? There's quite a few, here's some: http://lifehacker.com/the-best-way-to-text-from-your-computer-on-android-1572831393
 

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I have a galaxy S3. Love the thing to death.... but after jellybean 4.3, MTP no longer works. I have tried both Kies Air (not a fan) and an MTP update from windows.com that I love, however, neither work. Specifically I am talking about the MTP update I installed from windows. I run the install, restart the PC, and as long as you leave the phone plugged in during this process, all is well. It works just fine. Once you unplug the phone, however, It seems to cease to continue working. I will plug my phone in again and I get the same error I was trying to fix...






Quote:
Hardware ID Missing
Could not identify Samsung (yada yada yada)


I have been made recently aware that there are a great number of fixes to this problem. One of which I have already tried which involves opening RegEdit and changing one of the WUDFSVC services to a 2 from a 1... Needless to say, if it had worked then I wouldn't be here.

-I am using 7 professional X64
-It is an S3, verizon, 4.3 jellybean build
-It is pissing me off (oh wait, thats not a spec...)

Anyways, If anyone has any suggestions. I have been made aware to try uninstalling drivers and restarting but I have no clue what to uninstall and from where.

A:MTP driver update only works until you unplug android device build 4.3

Got it figured out.... It involved installing some verizon bloat that I really didnt want, but I got it working!

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Ignore my earlier post titled "domain not set.invalid - How do I fix the problem". Domain not set.invalid may not be the problem.

had a power surge at my house and it took down my internet. I had to reset my router back to factory settings and I finally got the router to work with my PC. But I cannot access the internet from my iPad 2 or my Android phone. Both devices see the network and can hook up to the network but the internet is not working on either device. I have no idea how to resolve this issue. Any ideas?

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Joel-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain_not_set.invalid

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 6C-62-6D-55-60-6E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-6F-8B-AD-5D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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A:Solved: PC connects to the internet through my router but my iPad and Android device

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Lenovo G40 cannot detect USB cable connected to Android device, plugged into its usb 3 port.How to solve this ? Please help me.. !

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Hi,
we use 802.1x Computer Authentication in our environment.
Windows 7 , Windows 8.1  and Windows 10 Clients do an authentication over 802.1x and get Access to the corpnet.
But when i configure 1 Hyper-V Switch on my Windows 8.1 Client to create android emulator, my machine donīt do an authentication over 802.1x.
Is 802.1X is supported on Windows 8.1 with Hyper-V? If itīs true how can i configured my Windows 8 hyper-v Client to get Access over 802.1x?
Thanks in advance!

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Norton Mobile Security 3.21 for Android is now available!

Hi Everyone,

We are happy to announce that the Norton Mobile Security team has released Norton Mobile Security 3.21.0.3302 update for our Android customers.

WHAT'S NEW:

Enhanced malware protection ? helps protect against Trojans.

Bug fixes

Performance enhancements
To receive the update, simply visit Norton Mobile Security on Google Play

Visit Norton Mobile Security Support Forum to post your queries. Also, visit Norton Mobile KB site to view the Top Solutions for this product.

Thanks!

Source: Norton Mobile Security 3.21 for Android is now available!
 

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Kaspersky Internet Security for Android v.11.7.4.640

Download Kaspersky Internet Security for Android v.11.7.4.640 from Google Play:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kms.free

Kaspersky Internet Security for Android Features:
Anti-malware Protection ? including Kaspersky?s latest Android antivirus technologies
Web Protection ? against Internet-based attacks and phishing websites
Anti-Theft Protection ? with remote access to special security features on your missing device
Privacy Protection ? to control what others can see or access when they pick up your smartphone
Call & Text Filter ? so your smartphone only receives the calls and texts you want to receive

Kaspersky Internet Security for Android delivers the most trusted antivirus protection available, ensuring you?re always safe when you bank, shop or surf the web on your tablet. Essential Antivirus Protection with a powerful database of malware signatures, real-time scanning of files and apps downloaded from the marketplace, and small, frequent updates, Kaspersky Internet Security for Android ensures you?re always safe from any kind of malicious or fraudulent software.

Supported Platforms: Android 2.3 ? 4.2.

Homepage:http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-6231819-11068218
 

A:Kaspersky Internet Security for Android

Kaspersky Internet Security for Android v.11.8.4.474

Download Kaspersky Internet Security for Android v.11.8.4.474 from Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kms.free

What's new in this version:
Skipping registration on My Kaspersky during initial setup is now possible.
Sharing news and events from the app is now possible. For example, if a threat is detected, you can inform friends via social networks so that they can protect their devices.
Viewing all news from Kaspersky Lab is now possible.
Enhanced functionality of checking emails when creating an account.

Homepage:http://www.kaspersky.com/android-security
 

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Norton Mobile Security 3.15 for Android now available!

Hi Everyone,

An update for Norton Mobile Security 3.15 for Android is now available on the Google Play!

The FAQ below addresses some common questions:

1. What is the version number for this patch?

The version number is 3.15.0.3134 for Android.

2. How can I receive this update?

We are deploying the update in a phased manner. We have released the patch to randomly selected customers, and will then monitor our telemetry, as well as this forum, for any problems or issues. Once we have confirmed the effectiveness of the patch, we will make it available to all customers.

Later, You can receive the update through Auto Update or by visiting the Google Play(link is external). Go to Settings -> About to verify if you have received the update.

For users who do not have access to Google Play, please refer to the following KB I cannot find Norton Mobile Security on Google Play Store or Google Play Store is inaccessible on my device to install Norton Mobile Security.

3. What are the languages this update is available for?

All supported languages

4. What are the changes in this release?
Added Safe Search feature to provide customers with a proactive protection while browsing the internet
Security Lock/Device Admin feature is now required for the Anti-Theft feature.
Change in Anti-Theft setup in order to accommodate Android 6.x where it allows customers pick and choose what permissions to allow an app to use. Anti-Th... Read more

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Hello guys i use Remix os do i need protection? website
 

A:Do I need Security Protection for Remix OS (Android)?

Is it a custom rom ?
Android needs an AV. So I suppose custom rom too. But it I don't know if AV supports custom rom.

For example time ago I asked norton if I could install it on cyanogenmod (not my phone ) and they said : it could work bad and we do not support those ROMs
 

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Looking for Anti-malware and Lost phone software package. I don't mind if it's paid.
 

A:What would you recommend for an Android Security Package?

i have used norton mobile security for a while and it has a lot of good features
you can try it out for 30 days and see if it suits your needs
 

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Norton Mobile Security 3.19 for Android is now available!

Hi Everyone,

We are happy to announce that the Norton Mobile Security team has released Norton Mobile Security 3.19.0.3236 update for our Android customers.

WHAT'S NEW:

- Link Guard offers protection from phishing attacks, scams and sites with dangerous content.

- Helps scan and block malicious links received via text, email, social media, or any app that launches links in a browser.

To receive the update, simply visit Norton Mobile Security on Google Play

Visit Norton Mobile Security Support Forum to post your queries. Also, visit Norton Mobile KB site to view the Top Solutions for this product.

Source: Norton Mobile Security 3.19 for Android is now available!
 

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Avira Android Security v.3.7 Released

Download Avira Android Security v.3.7: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.avira.android

Supported Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Korean and Japanese


Supported Platforms: Android 2.2 and higher


Avira Antivirus Security is supported on HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung and Sony smartphones and tablets with normal, large and extra large screens


Avira Antivirus Security is one of the most popular security apps on the market. It has been tested, certified and awarded by a number of independent consumer organizations and testing institutes.


Changes in Avira Android Security v.3.7:
New feature: No registration is needed anymore to use Avira Antivirus Security
User Interface improvements
Bug Fixes


Homepage: http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-android-security
 

A:Avira Android Security v.3.7 Released

Avira Android Security v.3.8

Download Avira Android Security v.3.8:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.avira.android

Changes in Avira Android Security 3.8:
New feature: Be in control of your device?s security by scheduling periodical scans
New feature: Decide if you desire that Avira scans your apps or your files only
New feature: Antivirus Engine Update can be performed at any time by premium users
User Interface Improvements
Bug Fixes

Homepage:http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-android-security
 

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