Android malware risks completely overblown

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Google’s Android Security chief Adrian Ludwig reported data showing that less than an estimated 0.001% of app installations on Android are able to evade the system’s multi-layered defenses and cause harm to users… Contrary to what you’ve heard, Android is almost impenetrable to malware ...

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Lookout: 18 million infected Android devices by end of 2013

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There will be a total of 18 million malware infected Android devices from the start of 2012 through the end of 2013,according to estimates from the security experts at Lookout. The firm has released their annual Mobile Threat Predictions for next year and forecast that toll fraud will be the ...

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Lookout releases State of Mobile Security 2012 report

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Lookout Mobile Security has released its latest State of Mobile Security report which looks at the various threats that face mobile users.  Not only do we learn what the threats are but we’re also given insight into the various markets which are most often affected.  Spoiler alert: Toll ...

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Kaspersky Labs: Android malware attacks triple over previous quarter

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Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but Android devices are under a barrage of attacks and things are only going to get worse.  Kaspersky Labs advises that number of malware attacks targeting our favorite devices has tripled over the previous quarter. With nearly 15,000 new programs ...

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Symantec discovers botnet targeted at Chinese users

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Symantec, widely known for their Norton antivirus software, has just released a blog post that caught our attention, and it might even worry you as well. Apparently, Symantec has discovered a botnet that’s aimed at Chinese users on two specific networks (although the names of said ...

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Symantec: Android.Counterclank has infected 1-5 million Android users

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Take a look at your recently installed games and apps on your Android device.  If you’re among the potentially millions of Android users who downloaded one of the following apps then you will want to promptly uninstall them.  Symantec has discovered 13 applications in the Android Market ...

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Lookout: $1 million stolen from Android users in 2011

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Lookout Mobile Security has gazed into their crystal ball and has come up with some predictions for 2012 as it pertains to mobile users.  What is going to happen to Android users in the new year?  What are the things that we’ll need to keep our eyes on and protect ourselves against?  Are ...

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22 apps kicked from Android Market over premium SMS toll fraud

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Lookout Mobile Security has identified a new series of Android apps with yet another type of malware, this time in form of premium SMS toll fraud.  Called RuFraud, these applications often disguised themselves as horoscope apps, wallpaper apps for Twilight, and/or free versions of popular ...

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BitDefender bows Mobile Security app for Android

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Bitdefender, one of the bigger players in the internet security game, has released a new mobile security application for Android. Called Bitdefender Mobile Security, it’s the result of more than 120,000 beta testers and uses the company’s cloud-based technology to help users on the ...

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McAfee: Malware on Android jumps 37 percent over previous quarter

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McAfee has issued a new report today which paints Android as the primary target for new mobile malware. With growth of 37 percent quarter over quarter, nearly every bit of malware identified by McAfee was related to Android. Among the more popular methods of attack are SMS-sending Trojans which ...

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Lookout identifies new malware threat, LeNA

Lookout has identified a new Android malware threat which actually ends up as somewhat of an evolution of an older Trojan.  This new threat shares common traits with the Legacy variant known as DroidKungFu however this time it was not limited to Chinese alternative app markets or forums. ...

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Lookout: Mobile Threats on Rise, Finds First Attack Focused on U.S. Users

Mobile Mobile Security released their latest Threat Report today, pulling together data from 700,000 applications across 10 million devices from around the world. Their findings indicate that malware attacks and threats on the rise, up two 250% from where it was just six months ago. Lookout ...

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Lookout Announces Mobile Threat Network, V CAST Integration

Lookout Mobile Security has announced a new platform today designed to help automate the process in which mobile threats are detected.  It’s called the Mobile Threat Network and it is powered by a dataset of more than 700,000 apps that are scanned and analyzed in real time.  Should ...

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Lookout Mobile Security Identifies a Third Iteration of DroidDream Light (Malware Threat)

If there’s one thing you can say about the guys behind the DroidDream Lite malware attacks it’s that they are persistent.  Lookout Mobile Security has identified a third round of the malware affected a very small number of Android handsets, however the threat has been removed. ...

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