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International authority assault gets ‘Dendroid’ malware coder arrested

by: Edgar CervantesJuly 16, 2015
The internet can be a rough place if you come across the wrong people. Especially when they have tools like Dendroid, a very popular malware Android software. You can take a breath now, as the creator has been arrested.
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Are all flashlight apps really out to get you?

by: Joe HindyDecember 9, 2014
Android permissions and, specifically, Android flashlight apps have been getting a lot of scrutiny lately. Is there cause for concern? Let's find out.
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Chinese Galaxy S4 clone comes with built-in spyware that mimics Google Play

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 17, 2014
Security researches found the first case of a smartphone shipping with pre-installed malware. The device is the Star N9500, a Galaxy S4 lookalike that’s available throughout Europe on Amazon.
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Pay a $300 fine or else your Android phone will be locked

by: William Neilson JrMay 8, 2014
Using the logo of the FBI and President Barack Obama, Android-Trojan.Koler.A uses a location function to tailor the warnings to whatever country that you reside in. The malware prevents users from accessing the home screen of their phones, making it impossible to use most other apps installed on the phone.In some cases, a phone can be restored only when you pay a so-called "fine" of about $300, using payment services such as Paysafecard or uKash that are incredibly difficult to trace. Thankfully, there is no evidence that the malware encrypts any files on a phone's storage.
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Google unveils plans to bring continuous malware monitoring to Android

by: Andrew GrushApril 10, 2014
Today Google announced it is expanding its "verify apps" scanning technology, allowing the service to continuously scan for malware.
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Future ‘Verify Apps’ update will reportedly bring continuous app monitoring

by: Andrew GrushFebruary 27, 2014
According to a new report, Google is preparing to roll out a new version of Play Services that includes a change to Verify Apps, letting them check apps continuously for the presence of malware.
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Exposé: Don’t fall victim to this dodgy anti-virus app

by: Gary SimsFebruary 5, 2014
On surface Armor for Android seems like a legitimate security app but once you dig a little deeper you discover that it just wants your money, $550 worth!
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New malware tries to infect Android devices via USB cable

by: Gary SimsJanuary 27, 2014
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.
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Beware of mobile scareware ads which say your phone has a virus

by: Gary SimsJanuary 23, 2014
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.
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Obad was the nastiest piece of Android malware discovered in 2013

by: Gary SimsDecember 16, 2013
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.
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