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Is there really an Android botnet sending out spam?

Yesterday, I wrote about evidence that suggested the existence of an Android botnet which was under control of spammers and is being used to send out spam via Yahoo! Mail. ...
by Gary SimsJuly 6, 20122

Yahoo! Mail on Android being used to send spam

Cyber security experts from Microsoft have spotted real-world examples of spam email sent, not from a dedicated spam server, but from Android phones. The ...
by Gary SimsJuly 5, 20122

Researchers create prototype Android clickjacking rootkit

Researchers at NC State University have found a weakness in the Android framework (meaning the Android GUI and services, not the underlying Linux kernel) which has allowed them to ...
by Gary SimsJuly 4, 201214

Researcher develops Android app that can steal credit card information via NFC

Images_of_Money/Flickr German security researcher Thomas Skora has developed an app that can read the details off a contactless credit / bank card using an NFC-enabled (near ...
by Gary SimsJune 22, 20126

Kaspersky finds mobile versions of the Zeus trojan posing as fake Android security software

Android’s security concerns have been the primary focus of an on-going debate for a while now. Google has been trying to fend off malicious app developers, with the ...
by Ankit BanerjeeJune 20, 2012

Anti Spy Mobile: Your self-defense against privacy and malware threats

Making your smartphone “smarter” also means granting it permission to do certain things. Some apps collect usage statistics, for example, and others read your ...
by Carl ParkerJune 18, 20127

Researchers fool Google’s Android malware Bouncer by “fingerprinting” it

In February of this year, Google revealed some details of a new malware scanner which it had been developing during the latter half of 2011. Dubbed “the Bouncer”, the ...
by Gary SimsJune 6, 20127

How secure is Android?

Mobile device usage continues to climb and companies like Google and Facebook are working hard to cash in on the potential revenues available from ...
by Gary SimsMay 30, 20124

Best Antivirus Apps for Android

UPDATE: We have an updated Best Android antivirus app list, click here to see. With startling headlines like ...
by Gary SimsMay 30, 201220

UK company involved in fake apps scam fined $78,000, told to refund money

Unsuspecting victims of fake versions of Angry Birds, Assassin’s Creed and Cut the Rope, posted on third party Android app stores, will be getting their money back, ...
by Gary SimsMay 25, 20122
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