1. mustang7757's Avatar
    08-10-2019 09:28 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ew, Forbes.'

    It would've been nice if the author mentioned some examples of manufacturers. I'd bet the farm that most are obscure direct-from-China brands.
    08-10-2019 10:07 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Ew, Forbes.'

    It would've been nice if the author mentioned some examples of manufacturers. I'd bet the farm that most are obscure direct-from-China brands.
    I like to know why Google not releasing the list ? Scared to hurt a manufacturer maybe?
    08-10-2019 10:09 PM
  4. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Ew, Forbes.'

    It would've been nice if the author mentioned some examples of manufacturers. I'd bet the farm that most are obscure direct-from-China brands.
    You'd likely win a farm.

    The risk impacts Android's Open-Source Project (AOSP), a lower-cost alternative to the full-fat version. AOSP is installed on lower-cost smartphones where cheaper software alternatives help keep prices down. This means owners of Android-badged devices from the likes of Samsung and Google itself are safe from this particular risk.
    We've also seen this happen with users on here, and always from those no name knockoff brands. Then there's this...

    Google is working to help device manufacturers screen for such vulnerabilities...
    Google may be trying with some success, but how else are these manufacturers going to make money on their dirt cheap phones? I suspect they have no real desire to fix their problems.
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    08-10-2019 10:28 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I like to know why Google not releasing the list ? Scared to hurt a manufacturer maybe?
    Maybe because it doesn't affect major markets where people have devices from well-established and reasonably conscientious manufacturers. The list might also be unreasonably long (since there are plenty of terrible shady phone "brands" coming from parts unknown), but from a practical standpoint, the actual prevalence of the phones in the population is probably quite small.
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    08-10-2019 10:50 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Maybe because it doesn't affect major markets where people have devices from well-established and reasonably conscientious manufacturers. The list might also be unreasonably long (since there are plenty of terrible shady phone "brands" coming from parts unknown), but from a practical standpoint, the actual prevalence of the phones in the population is probably quite small.
    Good point .
    08-10-2019 11:23 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    You'd likely win a farm.



    We've also seen this happen with users on here, and always from those no name knockoff brands. Then there's this...



    Google may be trying with some success, but how else are these manufacturers going to make money on their dirt cheap phones? I suspect they have no real desire to fix their problems.
    Good point also .
    08-10-2019 11:24 PM
  8. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I'm not saying that there are not phones with this problem, but I put about as much trust in Forbes as I do The National Inquirer. Their writers are among the worst in the tech industry.
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    08-12-2019 01:19 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm not saying that there are not phones with this problem, but I put about as much trust in Forbes as I do The National Inquirer. Their writers are among the worst in the tech industry.
    Agreed.

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    (Sorry, was trying to surreptitiously add a Rickroll link, but it automatically shows the video in the post, which kinda spoils the clickbaiting.)
    08-12-2019 01:30 PM
  10. Golurk's Avatar
    I'm not saying that there are not phones with this problem, but I put about as much trust in Forbes as I do The National Inquirer. Their writers are among the worst in the tech industry.
    Add in BGR to the list of fake tech news/untrustworthy tech site lol

    This link just shows how the entire site and its Apple sheep contributors are full of unjustified, Android-hating and false crap:

    https://bgr.com/2017/10/19/google-pi...-x-comparison/
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    08-13-2019 11:15 AM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Here's a good article from my favorite tech journalist JR Raphael that should make us all a little less anxious: https://www.computerworld.com/articl...ty-scares.html
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    08-13-2019 11:31 AM
  12. Golurk's Avatar
    Here's a good article from my favorite tech journalist JR Raphael that should make us all a little less anxious: https://www.computerworld.com/articl...ty-scares.html
    That is now one of my favourite articles XD. Couldn’t agree more with what he wrote. Makes sense as well, all those security companies making a big deal out of it and reminding us that only their software can protect against it.

    Apple also capitalises on it a lot with their ‘privacy’ ads. There’s some truth to it, but it’s mostly exaggerated. You only have to join a thread on iMore forums debating a switch to Android from Apple to see how some people have completely swallowed these exaggerated marketing ads.
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    08-14-2019 05:51 AM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You only have to join a thread on iMore forums
    Don't, if you value your sanity.
    08-14-2019 10:49 AM
  14. Golurk's Avatar
    Don't, if you value your sanity.
    Lol. AC forums seems to be much busier and popular than iMore...and friendlier.
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    08-14-2019 10:52 AM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    and friendlier.
    This is one of our big goals as a Mod/Ambassador team -- right on!
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    08-14-2019 10:58 AM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    Here's a good article from my favorite tech journalist JR Raphael that should make us all a little less anxious: https://www.computerworld.com/articl...ty-scares.html
    I agree , good article
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    08-14-2019 11:00 AM
  17. Golurk's Avatar
    As long as you buy an Android phone from major companies like Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus, Sony etc it shouldn’t come preloaded with malware.

    Which reminds me, Samsung devices come with Device Maintenance security powered by McAfee and Samsung Knox. Are those 2 separate or are they the same system by both companies?
    08-14-2019 11:06 AM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    As long as you buy an Android phone from major companies like Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus, Sony etc it shouldn’t come preloaded with malware.

    Which reminds me, Samsung devices come with Device Maintenance security powered by McAfee and Samsung Knox. Are those 2 separate or are they the same system by both companies?
    I would think 2 separate
    08-14-2019 11:11 AM
  19. Golurk's Avatar
    I would think 2 separate
    Ok..thanks!
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    08-14-2019 11:19 AM

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