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Compromised websites used to serve drive-by Android malware

In a new twist in the malware for Android story, the mobile security company Lookout has released details of a new Android malware which automatically starts downloading to ...
by Gary SimsMay 3, 20122

5,000 new malicious Android apps found in first 3 months of 2012

At the end of last year, security pundits predicted that 2012 would see a continued raise in the number of malicious Android apps and it looks ...
by Gary SimsApril 20, 20123

Beware of fake Instagram app that contains malware

Instagram has been in the news a lot recently. It launched on Android only a few weeks ago and enjoyed over 1 million downloads on its first day on Google Play. Then Facebook decided ...
by Gary SimsApril 19, 2012

Google removes 29 data stealing apps from Google Play

In its ongoing battle with malicious app writers, Google has removed 29 apps from Google Play that harvested email addresses and phone numbers and uploaded them to remote command ...
by Gary SimsApril 17, 20123

Beware of new Android malware claiming to be system upgrade

New malware, which targets Android users with the offer of a system upgrade, has been discovered. UpdtBot (Update Bot), as it is known, spreads via SMS messages but is really a ...
by Gary SimsApril 12, 2012

More devious Android malware discovered

Two recent bits of research have unearthed some nasty malware that target Android devices. The first is a variant of the DroidKungFu malware which uses known Android exploits ...
by Gary SimsApril 9, 20126

3 ways your Android phone is vulnerable to hackers and how to defend yourself

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 ...
by Gary SimsMarch 23, 20123

Android malware steals bank credentials – Is mobile banking safe?

FakeToken Mobile banking has been steadily gaining popularity, as more and more consumers get access to smartphones with internet capabilities. Today, ...
by Ankit BanerjeeMarch 17, 20123

Worried about your privacy? New ad-network detectors surface in Play Store

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 ...
by Mike AndriciMarch 14, 20121

Report Uncovers Fake Android AntiVirus Apps

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 ...
by Mike AndriciMarch 6, 201212
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