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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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Android malware will eat your children

by: Simon HillFebruary 28, 2013
Malware, malware, malware! You could easily get the impression there’s no hope for any of us on Android unless we install a security app or jump ship to a nice safe platform. What’s with all the scaremongering?
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New mobile malware threat report has some good news and some bad news

by: Gary SimsFebruary 14, 2013
A new report, which looks at the security threat that mobile devices pose to corporate networks, has some good news and some bad news for smartphone users.
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New Android malware infects your PC, listens to your conversations

by: Ankit BanerjeeFebruary 4, 2013
A new malicious Android app discovered by Kaspersky, called DroidCleaner, downloads a Trojan Horse to your PC and uses the PC mic to listen to you.
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Criminals target those who look for USB drivers for connecting Android phones to PCs

by: Varun RajDecember 10, 2012
No surprise here: cybercriminals are taking advantage of the less informed Android users. The latest trick? Targeting those who search for Windows drivers that would let them connect Android devices to their PCs.
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Bit9 finds over 100,000 “suspicious or questionable” Android apps in Google Play

by: AdrianNovember 4, 2012
According to Bit9, a security solutions provider, there are more than 100,000 Android apps in Google Play that can be defined as “suspicious or questionable”, based on permissions requested, categorization and the publisher’s reputation.
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New version of Play Store app hints at built-in malware scanner and new wish list feature

by: Gary SimsOctober 12, 2012
A new version of the Play Store app has been released and it is starting to roll out to Android owners. Google Play Store 3.9.16 includes the ability to remove apps from the All Apps list. This is particularly useful if you have tried various free apps and choose not to use them. At the moment the All Apps list can become quite cluttered as it remembers every app you downloaded from the beginning of time. However more intriguing is that the contents of the .apk file (that is the application package file, the way apps are bundled up and distributed) contains references to a built-in malware scanner and a wish list feature.
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Avast Mobile Security update: The best just got better

by: Simon HillAugust 21, 2012
If you are looking for a good Android security app then you simply cannot beat Avast Mobile Security. The latest update adds even more features and the app is still free.
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500,000 devices in China infected by SMS payment malware

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 20, 2012
Smartphones are on the rise in China. With a billion mobile phones, a fast-growing proportion of which are smartphones, this mobile ecosystem is ripe for the picking for malicious hackers. According to an assessment from a security company, almost half a million smartphones in the country have been infected by an SMS payment malware coming from Android app marketplaces.
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