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Do you need a firewall for Android Phones?
I checked the other posts, but didn't find what I was looking for. Basically, I would like to know if you need a firewall on an Android phone. If not, please explain. The reason that I am asking is that I use my Thunderbolt as a WiFi hotspot and to network my Netbook with my Desktop. Both computers have firewalls, so I am not really worried about them. I also use the "Manage Users" feature on my phone, which seems to act as a firewall. I just want to be on the safe side and better informed.
- 05-06-2011, 05:41 PM #2
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Nope - no need for a firewall. There are no known viruses for Android, other then the hacked apps from china that were pirate apps to start with.
Not sure about VZW but I do know that AT&T blocks non-standard ports on their network as well.Some say that his dormant chips were left that way for YOUR SAFETY... Others say that once "turned on," he can not be turned off... All we know is... He's called The Stig.
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I didn't think firewalls protected your device from viruses. I thought they prevented unauthorized access to the device. Am I mistaken?
Also, perhaps I am treating my phone too much like a PC, but it sure seems to be functioning like one. This is my first smartphone, so I have a lot to learn about them and Android. However, what I have learned, makes love this phone and the Android OS more and more.
- 10-14-2013, 09:42 AM #4
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Re: Do you need a firewall for Android Phones?
Last edited by GS4Bob; 10-14-2013 at 10:15 AM.
- 10-14-2013, 06:32 PM #5