Tag "malware"

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Check if your Android device is vulnerable with this new tool – VTS for Android

When it comes to mobile security, this year has been somewhat of a dilemma for Android users. The big scare is the security hole Stagefright, where all it took to install

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Pornography app holds users hostage, demands $500 ransom

According to security company ZScaler, a malicious Android app disguised as a pornography viewer has been making the rounds. “Adult Player” is meant to offer viewers an adult video player,

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Android gets nearly 5,000 new strains of malware per day

Analytics firm G DATA has new data about malware in Android. It reports that it has identified 440,267 new samples of malware just in the first quarter of this year.

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Google steps up security for non-Play Store apps

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,

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Android malware risks completely overblown

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


BadNews malware downloaded by at least 2 million users in Europe

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

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5 signs your Android could be infected

A guest post from Bitdefender Mobile Security.

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

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

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Lookout: 18 million infected Android devices by end of 2013

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.

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Kaspersky Labs: Android malware attacks triple over previous quarter

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

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

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

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Mutating Trojans could pose a threat to Android users

  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,

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

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

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

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

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

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