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How stable is the third Android O developer preview?

by Jimmy Westenberg 1 day ago27 comments

Where do you get your smartphone wallpapers? [Poll of the Week]

by Jimmy Westenberg 1 day ago100 comments

Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 coming soon, but should you buy one?

by Robert Triggs 1 day ago36 comments

The OnePlus 5 is now on sale: here’s how to buy one

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Android malware installs decreased by nearly 50% in 2014, says Google

Google has released a new report outlining what exactly the Android security team has been up to in 2014. The full report is a bit lengthy, but we'll walk you through some key points.
by Jimmy WestenbergApril 2, 201512

Google will now let any app use its malware-blocking tools

In order to expand its safety precautions, Google has just announced the Safe Browsing API, which lets developers incorporate Chrome's malware-blocking technology into applications.
by Jimmy WestenbergMarch 25, 20153

BadUSB hack may be one of the biggest threats you have heard of!

A new threat named "BadUSB" has just emerged, a name that may be a bit of an understatement. This exploit is one of the nastiest security threats.
by Edgar CervantesAugust 1, 201443

More proof Flappy Bird is evil: over 250 clones reportedly packing malware

As if Flappy Bird wasn't bad enough, now it turns out that installing some of its clones could prove to be a security risk.
by Andrew GrushJune 24, 20146
 
 

Spyware-bearing Galaxy S4 clone gets banned from eBay

News of a malicious phone spread through the web after G Data revealed what's inside the Star N9500. Rightfully so, eBay reacted by banning the device from its storefront.
by Edgar CervantesJune 20, 201428

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

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 ...
by William Neilson JrMay 8, 201463

Researchers find Android apps that covertly mine Dogecoin, one of them with more than a million downloads

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.
by Bogdan PetrovanMarch 27, 201423

F-Secure report shows once again why you should stick to the Play Store for app downloads

Finnish security company F-Secure published its Threat Report for the second half of 2013, which includes a section dedicated to mobile security issues.
by Bogdan PetrovanMarch 5, 201412

New malware tries to infect Android devices via USB cable

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 ...
by Gary SimsJanuary 27, 201419

Beware of mobile scareware ads which say your phone has a virus

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 ...
by Gary SimsJanuary 23, 201451
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