Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 20:22 UTC
Apple Yeah I was quite busy yesterday, and nobody else picked it up, so we didn't report on the launch of the iPad 2. Since other websites went completely bonkers over this, we'll keep it short: there's a new iPad out. It's thinner, has a dual-core processor, faster graphics, and has a "new" case developed by Incase Apple. Contrary to all the "later this year" announcements from the likes of HP and RIM, Apple is shipping this thing March 11.
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lindkvis
Member since:
2006-11-21


AVG has the most popular security solution available for free through the Android Market. It checks for all sorts of malware including apps and used very little system resources.
http://free.avg.com/us-en/news.ndi-283742

Symantec and Kaspersky and others have similar products also.


I'm meant to run Anti-virus software on my phone as well now? Fuck that.

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fran Member since:
2010-08-06

>"I'm meant to run Anti-virus software on my phone as well now? Fuck that."

Except if you're still rolling with a 3110 that device in your hand is a handheld computer with a sophisticated os that can, by way also make phone calls.
I think malware writers just love peoples hatred for antimalware and the so called experts that ridicule it.
Makes there jobs so much easier.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

If we need antimalware, it's because modern OS give apps access to a huge amount of private data, put something as huge and complex as a modern web browser at the core of a desktop shell, and more generally are full of terrible design decisions from the point of view of security.

Antimalware is a poor solution to a real problem. They make sure that a given malware can only strike a limited amount of time. But they don't solve the core problem which is that malware exists and is working.

I'd even go as far as saying that antimalware is heading to self-destruction in the long run. Their approach to security forces more and more malware to appear everyday. Thus, antimalware themselves have to become more and more bloated to detect them all, or to use flawed wide-range algorithms which only manage to detect explorer.exe in the long run, and to force malware to become even more clever.

As malware becomes more clever, antimalware becomes even more bloated in order to detect it, and thus even more of an unacceptable hurdle. This means that there is a higher and higher desire to get rid of it. Moving to a niche platform like Linux or OSX is a solution, but it would be best if we could stop fleeing and strike back with an OS model that's actually very secure, without hurting user freedom too much.

Edited 2011-03-04 20:11 UTC

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