Google’s Sundar Pichai: Android not designed to be safe; if I wrote malware, I’d target Android, too

“Responding to a question about malware on the Android platform, FrAndroid reports that Google’s Android head Sundar Pichai gave a surprisingly frank answer to an audience at Mobile World Congress,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac.

We cannot guarantee that Android is designed to be safe, the format was designed to give more freedom. When people talk about 90% of malware for Android, they must of course take into account the fact that it is the most popular operating system in the world. If I had a company dedicated to malware, I would also be addressing my attacks on Android. – Google’s Sundar Pichai

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Android. Bend over and “open” wide.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “boecherer” for the heads up.]

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38 Comments

  1. Who the Effing Cares!

    Malware steal my bank info?
    So What? I’m Broke anyways!! Why the Eff do you think I use a free Android phone? Because I LIKE it? you out of your mind… ?

    And if Malware spreads my private stuff around.. who cares… my GF works for Google and she’s been taping everything already with her Glasshole Glasses and beaming it God knows where … so it’s not as if I have any privacy anyhow…

    if I ever make any money to put into my bank accounts I’ll get an iPhone and problem solved … as it is… Malware c’mon do your worst…..

  2. Google’s Android head Sundar Pichai: What an ass, doing the usual attempt at ‘security through obscurity’, as if iOS is the SAFEST mobile OS because it has a slightly lower market share than Android:

    When people talk about 90% of malware for Android, they must of course take into account the fact that it is the most popular operating system in the world.

    NO, ass. It’s because Android is THE MOST DANGEROUS OS in the world. It’s really that simple, simpleton. Easy Target, easy success.

    Meanwhile, ass had already confessed the real story:

    We cannot guarantee that Android is designed to be safe <– Yeah. We noticed.

    Here comes the cleanup crew.

  3. No matter how secure an operating system is, the biggest exploit that will always be there is the user. The user is the one who ultimately decides what software does and does not go on their phones, be they an iPhone user or an Android user.

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