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New TigerBot Malware For Android Can Take Images, Record Calls And Send GPS Coordinates To Remote Servers
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"Out of all the advantages of having an open-source platform, an obvious caveat is the increased threat to security which can arise."

Someone is drinking the stale MS kool-aid.

If it's open-source, you can see what's there -- not to mention if a security flaw is found, it can be identified and patched immediately by the community. Closed source stuff depends on the vendor fixing it which can take weeks or months (see also: Windows).

The above statement is advocating security-through-obscurity -- which is a total farce.
 
"If it's open-source,.....be identified and patched immediately by the community. Closed source stuff depends on the vendor fixing it which can take weeks or months (see also: Windows). "

Except in the case of Android, it is exactly like Windows. The handset manufacturers are very slow to roll out updates to their phones, sometime opting not to do it at all. It does take weeks or months for the fixes to reach the users. Android is an open-source system without any of the benefits.
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