1. jace1969's Avatar
    Just read that my friend as sent me an article saying there is a worm going round that gets into you phone and gets the banking details.
    How safe are we, and they said iOS is only a bit safer as they update there security more often.
    Do you still use you bank app and PayPal etc on your phone and id google protect good as i have Kaspersky in as well the paid version as i have it on my p.c.
    12-14-2019 08:33 AM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    Do you have a link to the article? Without seeing the article we can't answer very well.

    As for iOS security being updated more frequently - my Pixel 2 XL gets updated monthly. If your device is not I suggest you contact your device manufacturer and express your interest in more frequent updates.

    Finally - if you follow safe usage practices (don't visit unusual links, don't open links or attachments from strangers, etc) your chances of being "infected" are greatly reduced, regardless of how often your device is updated.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-14-2019 09:25 AM
  3. jace1969's Avatar
    https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https...wOrhcYwqB9A_eQ

    Don't know if this will work as i had it sent to messenger.
    12-14-2019 09:47 AM
  4. jace1969's Avatar
    Yes the link works,i have the s10 and its all up to date together with only getting Apps off google play (play protect) and got Kaspersky in.
    12-14-2019 09:49 AM
  5. Mooncatt's Avatar
    https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https...wOrhcYwqB9A_eQ

    Don't know if this will work as i had it sent to messenger.
    That link redirects here.

    https://www.express.co.uk/life-style...-kLdb6rRl_U9l8

    As to that article, there's always malware out there, but I took a look at that writer's profile. His list of articles include a lot of "sky is falling" headlines about Android, which it isn't and I'm not putting much stock in this latest one being as dangerous as he claims. I also suggest you read this one.

    https://www.computerworld.com/articl...ty-scares.html
    12-14-2019 09:59 AM
  6. hallux's Avatar
    Reading that article - as long as your OS is on the latest security patch (December, 2019) and you have 3rd-party sources disabled you should be relatively safe, especially if you follow safe browsing practices as noted before.

    Side note - not a fan of news sites like that one with the embedded videos that auto play and pop down to a corner while scrolling..
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    12-14-2019 10:10 AM
  7. jace1969's Avatar
    Same here mate not a big fan on all the stuff like this as you read them everywhere.
    Yes is does direct you to that express.co.uk that's what i was sent that link.
    I'm new to my s10 so cant seem to find the ''disable 3rd party sources''......Just thought if anyone knows more into it as the first i have seen of it.
    12-14-2019 10:32 AM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Same here mate not a big fan on all the stuff like this as you read them everywhere.
    Yes is does direct you to that express.co.uk that's what i was sent that link.
    I'm new to my s10 so cant seem to find the ''disable 3rd party sources''......Just thought if anyone knows more into it as the first i have seen of it.
    Its disabled by default. You have to OK those permissions.
    12-14-2019 11:26 AM
  9. milleniumdroid's Avatar
    Its disabled by default. You have to OK those permissions.
    Even then, Samsung's device care has Anti-Malware. Plus you need to be getting your APKs from much shadier places than even your typical places. Just stay away from GetJar and enjoy!
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    12-14-2019 12:45 PM
  10. hallux's Avatar
    Additionally - with Android 10 (maybe with Pie as well, I don't recall), the 3rd-party sources setting is on a per-app basis so you can allow it for, say, the Amazon market for Android apps but not for Chrome where the issues this article is talking about would initiate.
    milleniumdroid likes this.
    12-14-2019 04:12 PM
  11. milleniumdroid's Avatar
    Additionally - with Android 10 (maybe with Pie as well, I don't recall), the 3rd-party sources setting is on a per-app basis so you can allow it for, say, the Amazon market for Android apps but not for Chrome where the issues this article is talking about would initiate.
    It has been like that since Oreo, and on older versions Play Protect does that.
    12-14-2019 05:07 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That link redirects here.

    https://www.express.co.uk/life-style...-kLdb6rRl_U9l8

    As to that article, there's always malware out there, but I took a look at that writer's profile. His list of articles include a lot of "sky is falling" headlines about Android, which it isn't and I'm not putting much stock in this latest one being as dangerous as he claims. I also suggest you read this one.

    https://www.computerworld.com/articl...ty-scares.html
    Read everything JR Raphael writes. He's one of the best tech writers around, and is always the voice of reason when there's a ton of hype going around about anything.
    ManiacJoe likes this.
    12-14-2019 07:39 PM
  13. Rukbat's Avatar
    If you disable "unknown sources", you'll be safe. If you have to install something not from Play, give that app permission, install the app, then disallow the permission.
    12-16-2019 01:11 AM
  14. VidJunky's Avatar
    I instantly ignored this once I saw the article was from Fakebook.
    12-16-2019 04:10 AM
  15. VidJunky's Avatar
    As to that article, there's always malware out there, but I took a look at that writer's profile. His list of articles include a lot of "sky is falling" headlines about Android, which it isn't and I'm not putting much stock in this latest one being as dangerous as he claims. I also suggest you read this one.

    https://www.computerworld.com/articl...ty-scares.html
    That's a good second article. Wish more people would take the time to look at stuff like that. Then again how would we fill some of these long nights trying to convince people they aren't being hacked by their neighbors 1986 Casio calculator they bought from Radio Shack?
    B. Diddy likes this.
    12-16-2019 04:21 AM
  16. Morty2264's Avatar
    As other users have stated, as long as you don't visit any unusual/suspicious websites, you should be in the clear.
    milleniumdroid likes this.
    12-16-2019 02:47 PM

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