Visa and MasterCard are pushing mobile payments using HCE. In Europe it is a natural step from the existing contactless payments systems but in the US it is a big jump from the traditional swipe and sign system currently in use. Here is run down of some of the things you should know about Android, NFC and Host Card Emulation.
Have the days passed when only downloading from Google Play was enough to stay safe? New details have been released about a new piece of Windows malware that tries to infect Android devices when they are plugged into a compromised PC.
Future Android security apps will learn from your phone to catch out the bad guys
You need to beware of mobile scareware ads which say your phone has a virus. This week one of the Android Authority team saw an antivirus scareware ad on his phone and was able to capture a couple of very useful screenshots.
New Android vulnerability allows data to be stolen from VPN connections [updated]
Security researchers at Ben Gurion University have demonstrated a networking related security vulnerability in Android which allows a malicious app to bypass an active VPN configuration and redirect the traffic to a different server.
Silent Circle and Geeksphone join forces to build the privacy focused Blackphone
Silent Circle and Geeksphone have announced a new joint venture to build an Android smartphone which places "privacy and control directly in the hands of its users." The device is called the Blackphone and it will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 24th.