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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Mcafee Outlines Plans to Bring Mobile Devices Into Security Infrastructure (Apps N Scraps)

McAfee today shared its vision for securing mobile devices in corporate environments. The three-pronged approach for protecting mobile devices, mobile data, and mobile applications, is designed to help businesses and consumers manage their devices securely, as the threat environment quickly evolves.

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McAfee Q2 Threat Report Confirms Mobile Threats on the Rise

McAfee has released their second quarter (Q2 ’11) Mobile Threats Report today and its more confirmation that mobile users need to be cautious.  As McAfee figures, the amount of malware targeted at Android phones and tablets has grown 76 percent over the previous quarter.  In fact, the ...

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What’s the Deal with BatteryGuard?

One of our readers recently opened the browser on his Android phone to check his Yahoo! email account when something strange happened.  A pop-up appeared over his browser screen advising that his battery was losing charge too quickly, then directing him to “upgrade to keep the battery for ...

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Google Pulls Malware from Market and Infected Phones

In quite a scary incident for Android users, an individual unpacked 21 apps from the Android Market, added root exploits, and republished them as new apps. Over the course of four days, the apps were downloaded tens of thousands of times. Redditor lompolo uncovered the scheme and after posting ...

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Download This: Mobile Security by Trend Micro

As we mentioned a few days ago, Trend Micro has released an Android app called Mobile Security that gives users a wide range of ways to prevent compromise of information. Here are some screen shots of what's available from Mobile Security for protecting your precious Android devices.

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Google Pulls Fake ‘Angry Birds’ App, Issues Security Fix

Angry Bird and Android have both become so popular, it was only a matter of time before someone used one to exploit the other. You might have already heard, but Google recently pulled a fake version of Angry Birds that infests your Android handset with a slew of malicious apps.  They have also ...

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Android’s Malware Potential

With our smartphones getting more advanced every month it seems, the question has to be asked, can Android phones be used against their owners through some sort of malware or hack? The short answer is yes, in theory, according to an Information Week posting talking about the upcoming Def Con ...

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