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.
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.
A security firm has discovered the most advanced piece of Android malware yet, called Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a. Read on for more details.
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!
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.
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?
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.
In an 18-month study, German security company AV-Test tried out four different search engines. Out of those four (Google, Bing, Yandex, and Blekko), Google was the champion.
Looking for a way to keep your device safe from pesky malware? Bitdefender has launched Antivirus Free on the Play Store, which fights malware from the cloud!
Android malware was found to have targeted specific persons, particularly those aligned with political activism. Still, this is a reminder for everyone else to be careful with the attachments we open and apps we install.