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FBI worried about emergency services using Android due to security threats

by: Gary SimsAugust 27, 2013
A recently published paper by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has outlined the security concerns the two government agencies have about the use of Android by emergency service personnel including the police and the fire department.
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How Google has been making Android a safer place since 2012

by: Joe HindyJuly 28, 2013
For most, going from 4.1 to 4.2 and now Android 4.3 was seeing a few optimizations. That's not all Google has been cooking up behind the scenes.
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Millionaire poker player charged with running Android malware ring

by: Joe HindyJuly 28, 2013
A millionaire poker player, along with 8 others, were recently arrested for a malware ring that earned $3.9 million using spam and a fake dating site.
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Cryptographic bug in Android lets hackers create malicious apps with system access

by: Gary SimsJuly 4, 2013
Security researchers have found a bug in Android which allows them to create malicious Android apps which appear to be genuine with the correct digital signatures. However it is unlikely that such apps will make it into the Google Play Store. But those who use third-party sites need to beware.
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Report: Android’s malware problem is getting worse, and only users of the latest version are safe from harm

by: David GonzalesJune 28, 2013
Earlier this year, a research report said the number of malware-infected Android devices rose 163% in 2012. A new report now says things are much worse.
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Most advanced Android malware threat yet: Obad.a

by: Chris SmithJune 8, 2013
A security firm has discovered the most advanced piece of Android malware yet, called Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a. Read on for more details.
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Trojan horse apps found disguised as legit Google Play Store apps, security company reveals

by: AA StaffMay 11, 2013
Trojan horse apps masquerading as Google Play Store apps have been discovered by a security firm which revealed that such apps could be used to spy on the owner of the device that's running the apps. Read on to find out more details!
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In the US 1.4 million devices were infected with real malware during 2012

by: Gary SimsMay 8, 2013
A new security report continues trend by antimalware companies of releasing scary numbers, but once you dig through the hype there are some real figures which should at least make every Android user aware of the dangers of downloading apps from third parties.
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Should you worry about your online and mobile privacy?

by: Mike AndriciApril 19, 2013
Malware and spyware are not the only big privacy concerns today. Even search engines, social networks and carriers might be storing and selling our data. How concerned should you be with your mobile privacy?
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The… ‘Android’ Civil Liberties Union?

by: Nate SwannerApril 18, 2013
We can all accept culpability for this situation, and we should. Carriers are trying to keep their offerings fresh, and we’re trying to keep our old device refreshed. We could have gone unsubsidized, but we didn’t. We wanted a lower up-front cost, and we bought into the system.
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