Friday, 18 November 2011

Android Security - Pointless?

Thanks to a post from @Androidpolice on Twitter for posting this. The following posts contains quotes from Googles own open source project manager Chris DiBona (he's a complete douche bag btw).

Mobile Security is apparently pointless from what Chris says.

Yes, virus companies are playing on your fears to try to sell you bs protection software for Android, RIM and IOS. They are charlatans and scammers. If you work for a company selling virus protection for android, rim or IOS you should be ashamed of yourself.

So, is Lookout Mobile Security useless and pointless? Hey Chris, it's 2011, wake up and smell the coffee. Security is becoming a bigger and bigger issue, malware is evolving. Yes what we have right now may not be 'big' per se but it's heading that way.

If you read a report from a vendor that trys to sell you something based on protecting android, rim or ios from viruses they are also likely as not to be scammers and charlatans.

So Lookout are "scammers and charlatans". Hey Chris, I wonder what will happen if this was sent to Lookout Mobile Security, or Kaspersky Mobile Security, or BitDefender Mobile Security? OOOH SHIT wait I already sent it to Lookout. Oh well. Can anyone 'lawsuit'?

Also what makes me laugh:

So there you go. I'm sure people will now chime in about some worm or malware they downloaded from some app market or something, which will be moderately fun, then it will devolve into a discussion about something unrelated, then I'll cancel comments. :-)
This guy is quite obviously a troll who can't face the truth. Proposes a statement but can't back it up, and when people show him facts that he's wrong, he disables comments. Chris, PLEASE do EVERYONE a favour and kindly go kill yourself now. Thank you.

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