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Pay a $300 fine or else your Android phone will be locked

by: William Neilson JrMay 8, 2014
Using the logo of the FBI and President Barack Obama, Android-Trojan.Koler.A uses a location function to tailor the warnings to whatever country that you reside in. The malware prevents users from accessing the home screen of their phones, making it impossible to use most other apps installed on the phone. In some cases, a phone can be restored only when you pay a so-called "fine" of about $300, using payment services such as Paysafecard or uKash that are incredibly difficult to trace. Thankfully, there is no evidence that the malware encrypts any files on a phone's storage.
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Researchers find Android apps that covertly mine Dogecoin, one of them with more than a million downloads

by: Bogdan PetrovanMarch 27, 2014
Two apps in the Play Store, one of them with more than a million downloads, are mining cryptocurrency whenever the device is plugged in for charging.
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F-Secure report shows once again why you should stick to the Play Store for app downloads

by: Bogdan PetrovanMarch 5, 2014
Finnish security company F-Secure published its Threat Report for the second half of 2013, which includes a section dedicated to mobile security issues.
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New malware tries to infect Android devices via USB cable

by: Gary SimsJanuary 27, 2014
Have the days passed when only downloading from Google Play was enough to stay safe? New details have been released about a new piece of Windows malware that tries to infect Android devices when they are plugged into a compromised PC.
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Beware of mobile scareware ads which say your phone has a virus

by: Gary SimsJanuary 23, 2014
You need to beware of mobile scareware ads which say your phone has a virus. This week one of the Android Authority team saw an antivirus scareware ad on his phone and was able to capture a couple of very useful screenshots.
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Obad was the nastiest piece of Android malware discovered in 2013

by: Gary SimsDecember 16, 2013
In a recent end of year summary published by antivirus company Kaspersky Labs, the firm officially named Obad, a sophisticated Trojan that can be distributed via mobile botnets, as its Android Villain of the Year 2013.
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Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus – Everything you need to know

by: Joe HindyNovember 23, 2013
Android antivirus apps have a lot of features and Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus has all of them. If you need antivirus, check out our review.
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5 biggest myths about Android

by: Simon HillNovember 18, 2013
You'll find all kinds of half-truths and flat-out lies being circulated online about the world of tech and beyond, but these are our top five Android myths.
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App permissions exposed with Clueful Privacy Advisor

by: Joe HindyNovember 9, 2013
If you need help understand and dealing with app permissions, Clueful by Bitdefender can help! Check out our full review of how this app works.
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Google data shows threat of Android malware is massively overblown

by: Bogdan PetrovanOctober 3, 2013
In many cases the danger of Android malware is greatly exaggerated, and Google has some data to prove it. The company collected data on 1.5 billion installations, and found that users went through with the installation of potential harmful applications (PHA) in just 0.12% of cases.
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