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.
Beware of mobile scareware ads which say your phone has a virus
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.
Obad was the nastiest piece of Android malware discovered in 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.
Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus – Everything you need to know
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.
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.
Android malware now being used to target political activists
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.