agreed, but the fact is, the playstore is known to contain malware and f-droid isn’t - obviously this is not to say that there isn’t a spec of malware on f-droid, but if there is any, and it’s quite possible there is, it’s obviously a lot less than the play store
While yes there are malware apps on the play store that doesn’t take away from the security of other apps or the play store in general.
i didn’t imply, nor do i think, that all apps on the play store contain malware, but by my definition – that being code that isn’t relevant to the purpose of the app – most do (ads) and as the 11 links i provided suggest, it’s a lot worse than that
The only other alternative is f-droid which could have a malicious update pushed to well established apps that would impact tons of users.
- f-droid serves a tiny fraction of the users compared to the play store
- f-droid was audited in '17 (and perhaps since, i dunno) and was found to have 0 malware
- gAAgle’s play store must serve at least 100’s of millions of users and is known to contain malware
if every single app on f-droid was malware it couldn’t possibly do as much damage as the play store has done and will continue to do
Google requires signing on the update which guarantees it’s from the actual dev.
that means exactly nothing regarding privacy or security - if it did, then malware wouldn’t exist on the store - it also doesn’t guarantee that the app was compiled from publicly available source code
Also the updates are notoriously hit or miss on f-droid its up to the dev to make sure the app is updated.
that’s the case no matter what source one uses, but yeah, if you’re implying that apps on f-droid can be older, that is true, but older doesn’t inherently mean less secure
Also even if the play store is less secure which I disagree with…
liking something doesn’t make it good, no matter how hard you like it
… but even if it was most android apps come from there.
apps don’t “come from” the play store - they are developed by developers who often publish their code on repositories such as github, the same places where f-droid gets source code (and compiles it themselves like google doesn’t do)
A lot of apps are exclusive to the play store and a lot of the time they’re just better minus the privacy invasions.
what’s the title of this forum again?
If you’re going to be making these claims explain your rationale behind your thoughts.
they aren’t my claims nor my thoughts - i supplied evidence which clearly shows that the play store contains malware, as you yourself admitted to, and that doesn’t include recent updates nor all the malware on the play store
And be open to changing your mind when new evidence comes to light…
i am, but you haven’t provided any