Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Feb 2014 23:35 UTC
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Google's Android head, Sundar Pichai, on security (original in French):

We cannot guarantee that Android is designed to be safe, the format was designed to give more freedom. When people talk about 90% of malware for Android, they must of course take into account the fact that it is the most popular operating system in the world. If I had a company dedicated to malware, I would also be addressing my attacks on Android.

Malware authors may be writing a lot of malware for Android, but they're not very good at it - less than 0.001% of all application installations on Android (in and outside of Google Play) penetrate Android's security.

In other words, this is a complete non-issue - no matter how often antivirus companies and certain bloggers drum it up.

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RE: Already told
by JAlexoid on Sat 1st Mar 2014 13:09 UTC in reply to "Already told"
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Granted, this is nothing to run around panicking about, but having just a little bit of your house on fire is still a problem for the landlord, and if I'm shopping for real estate, I know I'd prefer the house that's not on fire at all.


That "little bit" is the romantic candle... but I'm sure a pristine all white apartment is very romantic.

iOS is abused in different ways to Android. So you have to choose between houses that have candles(fire hazard) in different rooms.

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