Jailbroken iPhones Hit by Chinese Malware

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d_kuhn

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revenue from 22 million online ads redirected... let me figure how much that is... lets see... divide by 9... carry the two... so that turns out to be about four dollars and sixtyfive cents. Don't spend it all in one place dude.
 

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To get something like that on an Android device one needs to:
- uncheck the Google Play Services apps verification (enabled by default)
- enable installation from unknown sources (disabled by default)
- unlock bootloader or use another exploit to root phone
- allow all the permissions by the malware app
- install said app

Looks like getting malware on an iOS device takes fewer steps. All in the name of customiz-ability (sic!), which is possible in Android without any of these mentioned steps, by default!
 

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To get something like that on an Android device one needs to:
- uncheck the Google Play Services apps verification (enabled by default)
- enable installation from unknown sources (disabled by default)
- unlock bootloader or use another exploit to root phone
- allow all the permissions by the malware app
- install said app

Looks like getting malware on an iOS device takes fewer steps. All in the name of customiz-ability (sic!), which is possible in Android without any of these mentioned steps, by default!
Liar.

iOS is more secure than Android. A simple fact that you apparently can't deal with.
 

therealduckofdeath

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Not a single legit device got a virus, only the jailbroken ones. you're reaching.
Somewhere between 2-6% of all iPhone users jailbreak their phones because iOS lacks so much functionality. Compare that to around 1% of Android users rooting their phones (which is a much simpler task if you feel the need for it).

I'd say jailbroken iPhones are very legit iterations of iOS, seeing how common it is.
 

house70

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Liar.

iOS is more secure than Android. A simple fact that you apparently can't deal with.
Name-calling has always been the prerogative of the most educated. /s

I was merely stating facts there. Apparently, the chip on your shoulder can be seen from the Moon.
Maybe you should stick to being a cop in South Park.... Get it?

LOL
 

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To get something like that on an Android device one needs to:
- uncheck the Google Play Services apps verification (enabled by default)
- enable installation from unknown sources (disabled by default)
- unlock bootloader or use another exploit to root phone
- allow all the permissions by the malware app
- install said app

Looks like getting malware on an iOS device takes fewer steps. All in the name of customiz-ability (sic!), which is possible in Android without any of these mentioned steps, by default!
Lol, here we go again. You do realize that those steps you just described above is what jail breaking actually does right? It is the main reason that allow of security conscious people don't jailbreak due to the risks involved. Same risks that you agree to when you make the changes you mentioned on your Android phone.

Lets just ignore the fact that you don't have to do the above things to compromise an Android phone. You can download your malicious or unsecure app right on Google Play. Sweet!!
 

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To get something like that on an Android device one needs to:
- uncheck the Google Play Services apps verification (enabled by default)
- enable installation from unknown sources (disabled by default)
- unlock bootloader or use another exploit to root phone
- allow all the permissions by the malware app
- install said app

Looks like getting malware on an iOS device takes fewer steps. All in the name of customiz-ability (sic!), which is possible in Android without any of these mentioned steps, by default!
Lol, here we go again. You do realize the step you described above is exactly what jail breaking does right. This is one of the reasons why security conscious users do not jailbreak or root their phones. It opens you up to an environment where applications that do not have to go through the same checks for security and functionality are able to be installed on your phone. Especially now that phones have a large amount if very personal information on this is not a good thing to do.

Lets ignore the fact that you can download a malicious or unsecure application right there on Google Play. Sweet!! Talk about ease of abuse.

Not a single legit device got a virus, only the jailbroken ones. you're reaching.
Somewhere between 2-6% of all iPhone users jailbreak their phones because iOS lacks so much functionality. Compare that to around 1% of Android users rooting their phones (which is a much simpler task if you feel the need for it).

I'd say jailbroken iPhones are very legit iterations of iOS, seeing how common it is.
You kind stepped in something on this one. 2-6% of IOS devices jailbroken is a much smaller number than 1% of Android devices rooted due to Android running on over 3997 different devices many of which are running on dated versions of the OS with no ability to upgrade.

http://opensignal.com/reports/fragmentation.php

How is Google or any Android device manufacturer for that matter able to manage security effectively across apps and OSwith that kind of fragmentation. Very difficult task.

Stop waiving flags and look at it realistically. It is only a freaken smart phone.
 

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...it redirects the ad-click micropayment (a tiny fraction of a cent) that takes place every time a user of an infected device clicks on an ad in an app or on a website.
Office Space.
/and don't miss the mundane detail by placing the decimal in the wrong place.
 

ericburnby

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Liar.

iOS is more secure than Android. A simple fact that you apparently can't deal with.
Name-calling has always been the prerogative of the most educated. /s

I was merely stating facts there. Apparently, the chip on your shoulder can be seen from the Moon.
Maybe you should stick to being a cop in South Park.... Get it?

LOL
Certain people deserve respect. Trolls like you who lie, don't.

iOS has had hardware encryption since the 3GS. Android used software encryption, an inferior method if you're concerned about security. iOS is also FIPS certified, Android is not. There's a reason why iOS completely dominates Android in Enterprise or corporate use.

Sorry to bring some real facts to this discussion.
 
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