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Yes, but not in the way that you mentioned, you see some people have you fearing that an evil virus is waiting behind every corner. In reality viruses have not spread on mobile devices... the way they once did on PCS. Let’s talk about where some real dangers lie:

Sharing SD cards with your friends. Syncing your device with someone else’s computer or a public computer Do not...
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Almost every mobile device owner has used apps that are supported by adverts. It is one of the three main ways that developers (large and small) can generate income to... fund their app development (and maybe make a profit). The other two ways are, of course, making the app pay-for and using in-app purchasing of one kind or another. In general, users are happy with ad...

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Smartphone privacy has become one of the most intensely debated issues in the tech world. Most of us already back-up data, install anti-virus software on our computers, and lock our car doors. But... why is it that our smartphones are going unprotected? If your device gets stolen or you accidentally download malicious applications, all your sensitive data is at risk. Texts, pictures, emails, and...

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The issue as to whether the Android.Counterclank attack was a malware or a mere ad network has been much debated last week. Symantec, as the first to report this issue, stated that it was the... ‘largest Android malware campaign discovered.’ However, Lookout Security counteracted this report and said that it was not a malware attack, but simply a different ad network strategy.

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Some apps use ads from shady ad networks which allow developers to push ads into the notification bar of the phone; without requiring any action from you. In a way, they are as bad as pop-ups... that show up when you click a link on the web. Not to mention, they are annoying because they will keep popping up in your notification bar.

Lookout is now releasing a solution to fight this. Ca...

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So apparently, there are two sides to the whole largest Android malware campaign discovery made by Symantec. While Symantec noted that the malware infected 5 million users, Lookout isn’t agreeing... to this assessment. In fact, they don’t believe that Android.Counterclank Apperhand SDK isn’t a malware at all, but an ad network.

According to Lookout, Apperhand isn’t classified as a malware b...