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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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Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus – Everything you need to know

by: Joe HindyNovember 23, 2013
Android antivirus apps have a lot of features and Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus has all of them. If you need antivirus, check out our review.
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App permissions exposed with Clueful Privacy Advisor

by: Joe HindyNovember 9, 2013
If you need help understand and dealing with app permissions, Clueful by Bitdefender can help! Check out our full review of how this app works.
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Cryptographic bug in Android lets hackers create malicious apps with system access

by: Gary SimsJuly 4, 2013
Security researchers have found a bug in Android which allows them to create malicious Android apps which appear to be genuine with the correct digital signatures. However it is unlikely that such apps will make it into the Google Play Store. But those who use third-party sites need to beware.
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Most advanced Android malware threat yet: Obad.a

by: Chris SmithJune 8, 2013
A security firm has discovered the most advanced piece of Android malware yet, called Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a. Read on for more details.
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In the US 1.4 million devices were infected with real malware during 2012

by: Gary SimsMay 8, 2013
A new security report continues trend by antimalware companies of releasing scary numbers, but once you dig through the hype there are some real figures which should at least make every Android user aware of the dangers of downloading apps from third parties.
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Android malware now being used to target political activists

by: J. Angelo RacomaMarch 28, 2013
Android malware was found to have targeted specific persons, particularly those aligned with political activism. Still, this is a reminder for everyone else to be careful with the attachments we open and apps we install.
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Android accounted for 79% of all mobile malware last year

by: Rob TriggsMarch 7, 2013
According to security specialists F-Secure, Android accounted for 79% of all malware attacks in 2012, up from 66.7% the year before. Is this a serious threat to our favorite operating system?
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Malware may be focusing on mobile, not your PC

by: Nate SwannerMarch 5, 2013
A very small number of people are actually affected by malware, meaning our mobile security is inherently good. In a world where mobile is becoming the method of choice for just about everything, you can expect those malware developers to adjust their game plan accordingly. We're comfortable in our mobile world, but that could change.
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