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He's from being hacked well we've got a virus alert for android users the mobile security company look out.
Is sounding the alarm over piece of malicious code called bad news that could have made its way -- to millions of android phones and tablets.
Really doesn't seem like a stretch of big that this will be the new way people everywhere will face security breaches so is your phone -- -- Robin nearly principal analyst at the interleague group we -- cyber security expert Morgan right thanks to both of you for joining us problems start with you.
How much you know about this bad news software and -- do you think all of us should be worried about it.
Well in general -- -- -- an android phone you should be worried pretty much all the time anyway that platform has been identified.
As the least secure the platforms out there in fact it's kind of -- given the -- came to market.
Belly aching about Microsoft security at school with one of the clear areas they beat Microsoft and they are far less secure that Microsoft is that is considered the least secure -- most.
-- likely to be -- compromised by malware in the plot.
Wow mortgage that is Steve -- do you agreement that review from rob.
-- up to paraphrase that just as you get a virus on your phone doesn't mean you give up mobility so well.
I know he's actually this is a tale of two cities this is the Dickens classic revisited.
You have apple on the one side with -- cure rated highly secure store but you don't get as much.
Freedom -- degrees of freedom when you develop and on the other hand you've got android which is the wild west and Robert's point is exactly correct.
I'm -- I'm concerned about it from a security standpoint is that if we're moving to -- BYOD's strategy bring your own device strategy.
I is -- administrator don't want have to spend a lot of time securing.
Various versions of android operating system on a -- especially when I'm in a sensitive environment government financial health care things like that.
Yeah so Morgan what you're talking about is that more and more offices are saying.
Rather than providing a device they'll let you go and -- and bring in whatever it is you want to use and then.
They help you get on their system and if more and more people are bringing in android's.
That it's becoming less secure is that is that what you mean.
Yeah I mean you know at some point you have to understand is it good enough and and promising you know it used to -- price speed and security -- too when you built a network now has to be all three.
So if you're not secure I can tell you from a government standpoint it's just not gonna get used they want to be able to security -- but especially from a financial standpoint.
I don't want my personal details leaking out and I don't want somebody compromising my banking -- That's supposed to be trusted between me and my financial institutions so yeah very much you gotta worry about that still rob how change.
Chris do you think that this could be I mean it is is my bank account threatened or is this just dangerous.
To Google and android and phones and apps and everything because people are gonna buy them.
Well the thing is is if -- on android.
And that -- gets candid in other words somebody tricks you into installing -- rootkit it's pretty much impossible right now to detect the phone has been compromised.
And it's a key logger that means it's capturing your ID and password as your logging in your back account and with that information somebody else can log into your bank account.
And probably empty it and remember unlike a credit card if somebody -- your count getting that money back -- a lot more difficult.
So was -- yet your risk it right now.
Unless you're absolutely sure nobody is touched that -- before you got it and particularly if you've -- side -- a map.
Or install an application that was free from somebody you absolutely.
-- sure you could trust.
And I wouldn't be banking on an android phone wow.
-- is it that serious and it is my bank account at risk and and what's the solution.
We -- -- throw away the phone I'm forced to -- iPhone even if I don't want wanna like that answer.
Well my betacast thunderous -- I have no money and it's got so out about it but.
Not into early guys you know it's one of the things you have to do -- special when you get a phone like a computer.
You wanna make sure you go through why -- Robert's point is good if you if you've been rootkit and upwards of somebody's access the lowest level they can get and you're aware of it.
I'm I don't wanna make everybody paranoid but you have these are risks you have to take you have to be an informed consumer do some Google and do some -- You know search these things out and find out if the application -- loaded -- version of -- -- loaded.
And particular application using is -- risk with -- has somebody else talked about it.
You just have to be informed if you're gonna be mobile and we've got more devices on the war in the world -- -- probably have people in the United States -- you just have to you have to be informed.
Rob is apple really that fantastic -- its biggest locked up and it's this state that we're talking about it like that secular for being too nice cap on this segment.
Well the advantage that apple has is because that lock down the platform and -- heavily -- -- -- it's much harder for a virus to get in on the phone doesn't mean it's impossible.
You can still jailbreak the phone and probably get a virus on their about -- and is always -- -- -- something's gonna bypass.
Apple's duration just far less likely to happen without -- Than it is with an android phone that that the statements fun right now -- probably the Blackberry because it -- designed from the ground up to be secure in the use of programming method.
A -- compartmentalize as the components what should be easier to and -- but the next generation of phones that use things like the defender -- impact.
Provide up -- better solution we have in the market right now.
No you're right and that's where you still see a lot of government offices continued to use Blackberry because it is more secure and that we that you were just describing -- you guys are gonna tell me that there's nothing to worry about instead.
It was quite the opposite thanks for coming on the had a son that I like at the tip of the -- but I appreciate your help thanks -- aren't coming up on money.
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