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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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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BadNews malware downloaded by at least 2 million users in Europe

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Malware that avoided detection and made its way onto the Google Play store has been downloaded between 2-9 million times, security firm Lookout said today. Google was notified of the outbreak and all affected apps have been removed from the Android store. Lookout found 32 applications that ...

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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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Samsung to fix Exynos software vulnerability ‘as quickly as possible’

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Samsung recently gave an updated statement concerning a software vulnerability in their Exynos kernel. They confirmed that they were already aware of the issue, and did also acknowledge that the exploit is a specifically-coded app that takes advantage of the vulnerability in the code. Moral of ...

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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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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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VirusTotal app hits Android, checks your apps against over 40 antivirus sources

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Mobile security is becoming more and more important every day. With the number of fake apps, viruses, malware, and general information stealing apps there are in the wild, we users have to be more and more careful with what we do. As an I.T. professional, I’m constantly on the lookout ...

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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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Google proactively hunting down malware in Android Market with ‘Bouncer’

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Google puts to bed any doubts that they don't police the Android Market.

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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 offers real-time detection of mobile threats with new Labs app

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Ever wonder how many people are actually using Lookout Mobile Security to protect their Android devices?  Wouldn’t it be neat to see users being protected in real-time as they install new apps and visit website across the globe?  Well, thanks to a new Lookout Labs application this is ...

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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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McAfee predicts more mobile attacks and fewer PC attacks in 2012

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McAfee Labs is basically predicting that, for everything you worry about on your computer, you will now worry about on your mobile devices as well. Cybercrime, hacktivism, and threats to your mobile banking? Yep. Vince Weaver, McAfee Labs’ Sr. VP, says: Many of the threats that will ...

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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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