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Android 4.2 potential security features unveiled: SELinux, VPN Lockdown and Premium SMS Confirmation

Google’s October 29 Nexus event is now confirmed, and we know from various reports that the company will unveil a new Android version during the Nexus 4 presentation, Android 4.2. We’ve ...
by Chris SmithOctober 18, 20129

New version of Play Store app hints at built-in malware scanner and new wish list feature

A new version of the Play Store app has been released and it is starting to roll out to Android owners. Google Play Store 3.9.16 includes the ability to remove apps from the All Apps ...
by Gary SimsOctober 12, 20123

Navy-built spyware makes 3D model from camera images. Could your Android smartphone be spying on you?

A new technology by the U.S. military goes beyond just eavesdropping. The PlaceRaider technology will actually reconstruct a 3D virtual model of your home, workplace, or just about any ...
by J. Angelo RacomaOctober 1, 20125

Over half of all the Android devices in the world have unpatched security vulnerabilities

In the Apple ecosystem it is the engineers at Cupertino who fix and supply updates to iOS for everyone, all over the world, all at the same time. But in the Android ecosystem, Google ...
by Gary SimsSeptember 14, 201219

Virtually all new mobile malware is aimed at Android

The worldwide malware situation is getting worse and Android isn't immune! According to the McAfee Threats Report: Second Quarter 2012, Q2 saw the biggest increase in all types of ...
by Gary SimsSeptember 5, 20123

TrustGo Antivirus & Mobile Security: Protection against threats and theft

Mobile security is one of the essential things you have to keep in mind when getting a new Android phone or tablet, or even when you have older gadgets with you. Adding ...
by Carl ParkerAugust 28, 20125

Kaspersky: Number of malicious Android apps tripled in Q2 2012

The latest Kaspersky Lab report about Android malware is again sounding the alarm, as if the company’s warning over ZitMo attacks from last week wasn’t enough. According to the ...
by AdrianAugust 17, 20124

Android malware found in seemingly legit versions of Opera Mini, Angry Birds. Always check permissions!

There is a new generation of Android malware, and authors are increasingly becoming sophisticated with their social engineering capabilities. According to security companies, ...
by J. Angelo RacomaAugust 4, 20129

The end of notification spam? Google exerts tighter security and ad policy on Google Play

With several cases of malware-ridden apps surfacing on Google Play, Google is updating its developer program policies to make the digital playground a somewhat safer place to ...
by Bams SadewoAugust 1, 20124

A-GPS vulnerability could let hackers track your location, take over your phone

As the global adoption of smartphones has reached impressive levels during the past couple of years or so (with absolutely no sign of stopping anytime soon), it is surely not ...
by Mike AndriciJuly 31, 20123
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