Android Virus

The increasing pervasiveness of mobile devices means that they are being actively targeted by cyber criminals and malware writers. Security companies are seeing lots of activity in this area, and Android... is firmly fixed as the largest target of malware peddlers. The result is that Android phones are vulnerable to attack, but nevertheless, there are things you can do to protect yourself. Most Android vulnerabili...

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Mobile banking has been steadily gaining popularity, as more and more consumers get access to smartphones with internet capabilities. Today, almost every major... financial institution in the world provides their account holders with easy-to-use net and mobile banking systems. But, as with every other good thing out there, malicious intent is never far around th...

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Ads integrated into free Android apps are a necessary evil, as app developers need to live off something after all, even if they do offer the fruits of their labor for free on Google Play Store. At... the opposite pole of an imaginary moral compass are the ads that show up in any other place than the app itself (such as ads in the notification bar, or even unwanted ad-related icons on the home scre...

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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If you downloaded something off the Android Market today, there is a chance that you are one of the 5 million users who have been duped by the largest-ever Android malware campaign. Symantec... has dubbed this as the ‘Android.Counterclank’ and was found on 13 infected apps created by three different publishers. The titles of these infected apps include ‘Counter Strike Ground Force’ a...

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Everyone believes the Android platform is more secure compared to other mobile platforms such as Windows Phone or Symbian.  However, hackers can still find their way to penetrate a platform’s... sturdy wall.

Recently, a Trojan horse virus, which appeared as “harmless media player,” was discovered by a group of developers. Phones infected with this virus started sending spam message...

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Google recently took more than 50 apps out of the Android Market. They did this because the apps were found to contain the Android malware DroidDream. As you could have guessed, malware is not... good for your device. Just like a virus on your computer, malware is very dangerous and can do crazy things to your brand spanking new Android device. However, if you have Lookout Mobile Security or an...

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If you’ve been keeping up with our posts, you know that the Android platform, just like any other operating system, is not 100% bulletproof when it comes to hacking. And with the increasing adoption... of the Android OS among phone users, it’s become quite a large and lucrative target for malicious hackers everywhere. But how do you protect yourself against these threats? You just need to be inf...

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Malware’s a pain in the ass. Everyone knows it and tries to avoid. Still, it’s called malware for a reason – and the people behind it are pretty cunning in their efforts to infect... your devices. Take for example the latest piece of malware that has surfaced. Called GGTracker, it enters your device by the simple trick of fooling you into thinking that its the Android Market. Tak...

An article at Internet Storm Center published yesterday warns of  Malware on the HTC Hagic. Panda Security came across the infection when one of their employees baught a brand new Vodafone Android... device and plugged it into their Windows based computer. Analysis of the malware revealed that it was a Mariposa bot client. In a blog post at Panda Security, researcher Pedro Bustamante said, “...