1. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    I'm new to this platform, so far I do like it a lot. One question popped into my head overnite, since it's Windows does it make it more susceptible to issue with viruses? I'd think that MS covered all their bases regarding this. Any thoughts?
    11-26-2012 11:33 AM
  2. Pete's Avatar
    The app store is regulated, so there's no risk at all of viruses in the real sense of the word. However you're still at risk from phishing attempts from maliciously crafted websites. You should still exercise caution when accessing links from emails whether or not you think you know the sender.
    11-26-2012 11:39 AM
  3. Pete's Avatar
    Also, if you developer unlock your device and sideload applications created outside of Microsoft's ecosystem, then you're placing yourself at risk.
    11-26-2012 11:41 AM
  4. slashd0t's Avatar
    I would argue WP8 is probably the most secure OS out there right now for mobile devices..

    Low mind share + highly secure OS..

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    11-26-2012 12:02 PM
  5. gsquared's Avatar
    Answer = If someone decides to write a virus for it then yes.

    Realistically, if someone wants to write a virus for mobile devices they will likely target IOS or Android first. Just like legitimate software developers they want to get the best bang for there buck. time, etc.
    11-26-2012 01:15 PM
  6. Pete's Avatar
    Answer = If someone decides to write a virus for it then yes.
    Given the restrictive nature of the SDK and the fact that apps are vetted by Microsoft before they're published in the app store. I really doubly that any virus would make it into the wild. Android is the most vulnerable platform by a long way.
    11-26-2012 01:24 PM
  7. eruptflail's Avatar
    Only a single virus has been made to crack WP security. It was developed by a developer who, gladly, wasn't trying to do harm, but just show Microsoft ways to improve their security. Granted the kid who wrote the virus is also a computer prodigy.
    11-26-2012 02:25 PM

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