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    magicalclick
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    TexasToast

    I have heard that Android phones are 60% infected.   It is getting worse.  In fact I was told by unnamed Microsoft sources that they think it will be Apple and them in 5 years on the mobile market.   Google with Android has a mess and the hackers are destroying the platform.   Would you use Android for a payment solution?    

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    vesuvius

    , TexasToast wrote

    I have heard that Android phones are 60% infected.  

     

    This is a quote worthy of Beer28 or corona_coder

    Do you mind telling us who told you this?

    Of course Google have no budget to hire developers that can fix the platform because they have no money, and also as we speak Android is outselling Microsoft in both Tablets and Phones to the extent that it is Microsoft that will be "toast" if things carry on as they are.

    Don't forget that IE has released a number of critical patches within the last year that are of a far worse nature than the one linked to by magicalclick.

     

     

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

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    , TexasToast wrote

    I have heard that Android phones are 60% infected.   It is getting worse.  In fact I was told by unnamed Microsoft sources that they think it will be Apple and them in 5 years on the mobile market.   Google with Android has a mess and the hackers are destroying the platform.   Would you use Android for a payment solution?    

    You must watch a lot of Fox News...

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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    Blue Ink

    @TexasToast: History check: Apple ran countless ads playing that card against Windows. Didn't make much of a difference.

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    TexasToast

    I heard it from my buddy at the FBI. Cool

    http://news.yahoo.com/fbi-warns-android-phones-havens-malware-181958059.html

    The US government will probably be banning these soon and then the snowball effect starts.  Microsoft is not even really considering Android a threat and does not have them as a competitor in the phone market in 5 years.   I also think Microsoft makes more money when an Android phone is sold than Google does because of the licensing deals with Samsung and others.

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    @TexasToast: I guess the government needs to increase spending on education in Texas because if that's your take on the article then you're pretty illiterate -- or maybe just really, really paranoid.

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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    TexasToast

    @DeathByVisualStudio: Again this subject is above your comprehension.   You do not understand the big politics going on now to discredit a platform so others can move in.   Microsoft and Apple have their futures at stake here and they will be fighting this hard with legal methods and with disinformation.   What the article says is not important it is the headline.  Expect more of this to keep coming.   You understand now, junior!

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    JoshRoss

    60% infection rates? Well, if you divided that number by two, and changed infections to attempts to infect. There might exist an ounce of truth.

    -Josh

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , TexasToast wrote

    @DeathByVisualStudio: Again this subject is above your comprehension.   You do not understand the big politics going on now to discredit a platform so others can move in.   Microsoft and Apple have their futures at stake here and they will be fighting this hard with legal methods and with disinformation.   What the article says is not important it is the headline.  Expect more of this to keep coming.   You understand now, junior!

    Poor Tex...traded his ten gallon hat for some tinfoil. It makes me sad to consider you as my fellow American.

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    wkempf

    @JoshRoss: Lies, damn lies, and statistics. The article you link states 28% of phones attacked were Android phones. That doesn't tell you what percentage of Android phones were attacked. Considering there are so many more Android phones than other phones, the percentage of Android phones attacked would presumably be (much?) smaller. Then again, this is solely a statistic about the number of attacks caught by Kaspersky. How many were not caught? That 28% could be way low.

    Not buying the 60% figure, but "an ounce of truth" is hyperbole at it's finest. Mr. Clemens must be smiling right about now.

    As an aside, I've not seen much else posted by TexasToast thus far, but the personal attacks in this thread seem out of line.

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    TexasToast

    @wkempf: I don't feel personally attacked but when some comments are out of line against me it is usually that my point is upsetting the other persons vision of the world.  They deal with it by spouting some garbage on me and the great state of Texas.  

    My point is that there is Android and IPhone at the top and Microsoft wanting to move in.  Seems like Microsoft and Apple are at peace with each other but Google is open to battles.   Apple has already given a big offensive hit with its lawsuit against Samsung.   Microsoft is making a few bucks on every Android through strong arm licensing tactics.   Next is disinformation on Android's perceived openness and how hackers are taking advantage of it.  

    Unfortunately, people who love their Android take this as a personal attack.   I like Android too.  I am just stating that I heard this from unnamed Microsoft people at the Build conference.    Microsoft is going to use the same tactic that has been used against it referring to hackers.   Microsoft and their partners like Nokia have a lot invested and they want their market share to go up. 

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    PaoloM

    , TexasToast wrote

    I am just stating that I heard this from unnamed Microsoft people at the Build conference.    Microsoft is going to use the same tactic that has been used against it referring to hackers.   Microsoft and their partners like Nokia have a lot invested and they want their market share to go up. 

    And this is where you stop. Cite (your sources) or retract.

    This is FUD in its purest form.

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    TexasToast

    @PaoloM: I am just repeating the FUD I heard.   That's my point.  FUD is the strategy.  Your smart enough to Google Android and Malware and come up with your own conclusion. 

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    PaoloM

    No. YOU are stating that YOU heard this and YOU are very detailed about it.

    YOU are the one spreading FUD. Stop it.

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    kettch

    , TexasToast wrote

    I am just repeating the FUD I heard.

    Don't

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    magicalclick

    @TexasToast:

    academics usually don't attempt to hack something if they don't already know the system is easer to hack. After all, they want to graduate in time instead of getting no result and stuck in school. Wink

     

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    TexasToast

    @magicalclick: Yeah, that's right you started this thread.   It is the coffeehouse and it is run by MSDN aka Microsoft.    A little bit of FUD about Android after getting free Nokia Windows 8 phone is just showing some appreciation for the fine Products coming out of Finland and Redmond. Big Smile

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