Linux-based operating system for mobile devices Android no need virus security?
Team Google's Linux-based Android company that sells antivirus criticized, with claims that the Android, iOS, and the BlackBerry operating system will run without best antivirus software.
From Device Magazine:
Google’s open source software team has come out in the open, criticizing firms selling antivirus software for Android and other mobile devices. The company has claimed that Android, iOS, and RIM Blackberry operating systems do not need antivirus software.
Chris Dibona, Program Manager of Google's open-source reacts to the news about the fragility of open-source software such as Android and Apple's iOS creations.
He clarified so beware of vendors trying to sell something that it says could protect the Android, BlackBerry, or iOS, because maybe it was just a hoax.
Although he did not mention any antivirus vendor company, the comments could be directed at Symantec, McAfee F-Secure, and Kaspersky.
Mobile operating system is not totally safe from attack, but rather than a PC, the system is still more secure.
Dibona went on to say that no phone is suffering from a virus problem as experienced Windows and some Mac software. Security breach that occurred was not too far because of the use of the sandbox model and the nature of the underlying kernel.