Google steps up security for non-Play Store apps

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Google, over the next few weeks, will beef up its security for apps installed from sources outside of the Google Play Store. According to details revealed at the RSA Conference, Google will enhance the protective measures for those apps which are installed from external sources. While Google ...

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Google paying bounties for finding security holes in Android

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Google has expanded its Patch Reward Program and will now reward those who help fix flaws in Android’s code. Google is now offering bounties to those who find security holes in Android’s code. As explained in a blog post on the Google Online Security blog, the Patch Rewards Program ...

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5 signs your Android could be infected

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A guest post from Bitdefender Mobile Security.

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AnchorFree brings Hotspot Shield to Android

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Looking for an added layer of protection or security for those times when you hop on public hotspots?  You might be interested in checking out AnchorFree’s new Android client which combines VPN web browsing, broadband data compression, a bit of malware protection, and more. Created as a ...

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Android security warning: SoundHound transmitting user location and Google account information

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We’ve just gotten a tip about a potential privacy issue with the SoundHound app, a popular music service that users can download from the Market. Apparently, the app transmits a user’s exact location, along with unique device IDs and Google account information back to ...

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BitDefender Relationship Scanner: Keep your love life and Android free from virus

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BitDefender, in keeping with the Valentine’s Day spirit, has released a new virus protection that could save your (love) life.  Called Relationship Scanner, it’s a free service that checks and protects against the various types of viruses that can affect relationships.  Although ...

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Mutating Trojans could pose a threat to Android users

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  From social networks to banks accounts, smartphones carry our most private and delicate information. For this very reason, security is one of the hottest topics in the Android ecosystem, andthe newest threat reported is marking the beginning of a new malicious era – mutating ...

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Norton opens public beta for password manager

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If you’re like me, you have too many accounts across too many different services to count. You might have one password for all those, or you might vary it up every now and then, depending on the service. According to Norton, 38% of people they surveyed still write down passwords. ...

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Samsung Announces SAFE for Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab 7.7

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To compliment the announcements of the Galaxy Note and 7.7 Tab that Samsung made yesterday, we are now being told about their compatibility with SAFE. Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!

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NQ Mobile Announces Mobile Security V6.0 for Android

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NQ Mobile is one of the fastest growing mobile security providers for our Android devices. This global company announced today at CES2012 that version 6.0 is now available for download.  This update offers Android users several new features to protect their privacy and financial information, as ...

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HTC Acknowledges Security Issue, Promises Fix in Short Order

HTC has acknowledged that a security flaw in some of their recent devices has been found to leave collected information unprotected. Should you download the wrong application, a malicious developer could exploit this information and pull in things such as your GPS locations or system logs. HTC ...

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Lookout Premium Hits Android Market – We Have 10 Copies to Give Away! [CONTEST]

Lookout just dropped a premium version of their super-popular security software for Android in the Market and it's definitely worth a look. Called Lookout Premium (duh), it adds more peace of mind with the integration of remote wiping, remote locking, and enhanced backup and restore.

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Mobile Security from Juniper

Juniper’s new beta release, Pulse Mobile Security Suite, will be able to offer users (Android, BlackBerry, Nokia, iPhone and Windows Phone) the ability to locate lost or stolen devices using GPS, perform remote data wipes, and block spam and malware.  Pulse offers parental controls such ...

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Beta Test This! BioWallet Signature Beta

Longtime followers of Android will recognize the name of Biowallet.  One of the finalists from the first Android Developers Challenge back in 2008, the app was designed as a “safe wallet” that housed your private information such as passwords, notes, accounts, documents, etc.  The protection ...

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Kaspersky Lab Forecasts Increased Android Attacks in 2010

As we near 2010, it’s time to do the obligatory recaps and forecasts from analysts.  Kaspersky Lab,  the world’s largest privately-held Internet Security company, have put together six predictions in threats and attacks for the new year.  Not surprisingly, they are expecting an ...

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