Android Malware

A month ago, we were unpleasantly surprised to learn that a report from Juniper Networks Mobile Threat Center showed a 3,325 percent increase in Android malware over... 2011. According to the report, Android malware samples increased from 11,138 in 2010 to 28,472 in 2011. And if that wasn’t enough bad news for you, a recent report from digital security firm F-Secure s...

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The threat of having a virus on your phone may sound alarming to many consumers considering the irreversible damage it may cause to your device, but according to Google’s Open Source Programs... Manager, Chris DiBona, that sort of fear may actually be an unfounded one spread around by “scammers” and “charlatans.”

In a recent post on his Google+ page, DiBona lashed...

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Lookout Mobile Security started out as an Android app and would later make its way into the iOS system as well. Lookout acts as an antivirus, like the one you might have on your computer, to... help you block malware, spyware, and Trojans, and it can locate your phone (now your tablet as well) when it’s missing by activating a loud alarm even if it’s on silent. After creating an iOS app...

Don't you just love free apps?

There are a total of more than 150,000 Android apps out on the market now. The overwhelmingly huge amount of application choices can be mind-boggling to a new Android phone user. Here is an attempt... to make the decision a little easier. Presented below are some apps that by their features and popularity can be labeled as ‘must-haves’. They cover most of the common uses and aspects of an Andr...

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Malware and viruses run rampant in the modern digital age, so you’ll probably need a bit of protection. That’s why you use an antivirus. One of the latest antivirus software to hit the stands... is Vipre Antivirus. First hitting the Windows platform, the guys behind it are bringing it to Android. Android may be a young OS, but it’s already plagued with malware – which is why it’s...

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Symantec rolls out Norton Mobile Security and delivers on its promise to provide security software specific to the Android platform. This new security app requires Android 2.x and later and... at least 1.8 MB of storage. Despite being still freely available in beta, this new security app already presents practical features one would expect of a leading maker of security solutions.

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It was back in March when the “DroidDream” epidemic started to infect the Android Market, causing privacy leakage, among other things. The malware was implanted in repackaged, authentic apps, and... uploaded to the market by certain developers. During that time, Google removed over 50 infected apps from the market and deleted the infected apps saved in many devices remotely to inhibit further grow...