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.
Obad was the nastiest piece of Android malware discovered in 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.
Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus – Everything you need to know
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.
The dubious iMessage Chat app, which liked to send all of its data via servers in China, has been removed from the Google Play Store. The question remains, if there was a legitimate iMessage app for Android would you use it?
Avoid at all costs the iMessage Chat app in the Play Store
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.