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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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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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