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News Samsung ships Wave with added malware

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 2 Jun 2010.

  1. Matticus

    Matticus ...

    23 Feb 2008
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    I know what you are trying to say, but a STANDARD firewall monitors network traffic and stops connections, an active anti virus stops exe's from running and registry entries from being edited. What you said about anti virus applications only scanning for items in their database is wrong, most modern anti virus software uses heuristics to scan for things which "look" like a virus, much the way a HIP does, as it uses pretty much the same system.

    Basically what would have solved this entire argument is to specify that you were using a HIPs based firewall, which in laymens terms is basically a firewall which runs like an active anti virus as well as fulfilling its firewall duties.

    I have used a few comodo products and found them far too intrusive for my liking, the default block can get very annoying. My issue was when I allowed, and whitelisted a program or connection, a few days later it would pop up asking me to allow the same connection or program.

    Anyway, back to the article. It seems a sloppy move by Samsung to allow this sort of thing to happen, its a PR nightmare, if they can't even stop worms getting on their SDcards, then what's to say they didn't slip up with other areas relating to the handset.
  2. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

    23 Apr 2009
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    Hello, Earth to Samsung........ Quality control................

    How do these things get through? By the sound of it this wasn't a one off but something that affected many many phones.
  3. shanky887614

    shanky887614 What's a Dremel?

    13 May 2009
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    well technically i havent installed the antivrirus part of it on my main pc (ive tested it in a virtualmachine and it works well" but id rather use malwarebytes
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