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The end of notification spam? Google exerts tighter security and ad policy on Google Play

With several cases of malware-ridden apps surfacing on Google Play, Google is updating its developer program policies to make the digital playground a somewhat safer place to ...
by Bams SadewoAugust 1, 20124

A-GPS vulnerability could let hackers track your location, take over your phone

As the global adoption of smartphones has reached impressive levels during the past couple of years or so (with absolutely no sign of stopping anytime soon), it is surely not ...
by Mike AndriciJuly 31, 20123

Fake Infinity Blade 2 app briefly live on Google Play – do we need some (tiny) walls for our garden?

Another blemish on the reputation of the Google Play Store – a fake Infinity Blade 2 app went live on the Play store on July 28, and accrued more than 1000 downloads before ...
by Bogdan PetrovanJuly 31, 20124

DARPA-funded app shows you the security holes on your Android device

A new Android application, developed with funding from DARPA, aims to show users precisely what security holes there are on their Android devices. Called X-Ray, the ...
by Bogdan PetrovanJuly 24, 20123

FireLeaker malware puts Android users’ privacy in jeopardy

A new piece of malware, dubbed FireLeaker, has been found by NQ Mobile’s Security Research Center. Unlike other types of malware, which send premium rate ...
by Gary SimsJuly 23, 20121

Microsoft warns users about fake Skype app

A couple of weeks ago Trend Micro spotted a fake version of Skype for offer. Now Microsoft, who own Skype, has published some more details about this malware dressed up as a ...
by Gary SimsJuly 19, 20121

Jelly Bean security significantly improved to discourage malware attacks

It’s no secret to Android fans that the security of their favorite mobile platform has been often questioned after various malware programs ...
by Chris SmithJuly 17, 20121

Premium-rate SMS malware survived in Google Play for weeks

Based on image from Symantec A nasty bit of malware known as Android.Dropdialer has been hiding out in Google Play since June 24 and has managed to generate somewhere ...
by Gary SimsJuly 12, 20121

Number of malicious Android apps jumps to over 20,000

A new report by Trend Micro paints a worrying picture about the number of malicious Android apps in existence. According to the report, which was created by Trend Micro’s ...
by Gary SimsJuly 6, 20123

“Find and Call” spamming app discovered on Android and iOS

Android’s security issues are well-known, documented and much debated, but even with the introduction of a new “Bouncer” system, the number of malicious apps in Google Play ...
by AdrianJuly 6, 20124
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