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.
Ziperium’s new Android security app learns how your handset behaves in order to better spot and stop security threats before they can cause any damage.
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.
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 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.
Your Android device is a pocket-size container of important information that you don’t want to fall into the wrong hands. It is crucial to keep your Android data safe. In this post, learn how to encrypt your Android device.
In a recent end of year summary published by antivirus company Kaspersky Labs, the firm officially named Obad, a sophisticated Trojan that can be distributed via mobile botnets, as its Android Villain of the Year 2013.
End of year tests, which are also valid for the start of 2014, show that 12 of the current 28 antivirus apps for Android have a perfect detection rate and spotted everyone of the 2,124 malicious samples used.
This week Google has announced that it is extending this new Patch Reward Program to cover other open source projects including Android! Patches need to be submitted directly to the AOSP and if Google reckons the patch has a positive impact on security then the developer will get a reward ranging from $500 to $3,133.7.
At the heart of every smartphone there is a baseband processor which contains a general purpose ARM processor and runs its own operating system. These operating systems are closed source and vulnerable to hackers.