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[wlug] Two-Thirds of Android Antivirus Apps Are Total BS

 
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John jaytee21@s...
Thu Mar 14 14:35:18 NZDT 2019


I am of the opinion that this is true for a few pc apps  also.

Cheers John


On 14/03/19 2:30 PM, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:06:23 +1300, Peter Reutemann quoted:
>
>> '"The main purpose
>> of these apps seems to be generating easy revenue for their
>> developers, rather than actually protecting their users," the
>> AV-Comparatives report said'
> I remember thinking something like this some years ago, when I saw the
> name of a certain developer, who had contributed articles on Android
> development to a local magazine, on about half a dozen different
> exercise apps in the Play Store, each for a different exercise.
>
> So Android is to mobile what Windows is to the desktop (that includes
> the bad senses). Yes, the difference is that the core of the former is
> Open Source; is that enough to make it much better?
> <https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/07/googles-iron-grip-on-android-controlling-open-source-by-any-means-necessary/>
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