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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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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[PSA] Lookout Identifies New Android Trojan, GGTracker – Mimics Android Market

Lookout, the #1 security app for Android, has identified a new Trojan, this time affecting Android users in the U.S. This new threat called “GGTracker” misleads users via in-app advertisements that prompt users to download seemingly legitimate applications from a fake (but ...

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Symantec Reports On Fake Google Security Patch

Symantec is reporting today that they have found some suspicious code in a repackaged version of an app that Google recently pushed called the “Android Market Security Tool”.  It seems that some enterprising hacker got their hands on the app, injected some malicious intent, then ...

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Security Alert! Geinimi, new Android Trojan has been found

Lookout’s blog has announced that there has been a new Trojan found that affects Android handsets.  It seems that it started out by being placed inside what looked like legitimate Android apps in China, but the permissions were far outside of what would have been needed.  The information ...

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Analysis of the Android Trojan

Jon Oberheide, the security expert who managed to get his hands on the first trojan for Android, has published an analysis of the code that gives us a better idea of the risk. The APK clearly states that the application is requesting permissions to send SMS: Permissions Requested: ...

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Android’s First SMS Trojan is in the Wild

Kaspersky Lab has announced that they have identified Android’s first  Trojan-SMS malware, which they’ve named Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a. Disguised as a simple media player, it has already infected an unknown number of mobile devices. From there, it starts sending text ...

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Backdoor Found in HTC EVO & Sprint Hero, Exploited to Gain Root Access

The development team calling themselves unrevoked discovered an executable binary called skyagent in the HTC EVO and the Sprint Hero. A second executable binary called hstools was also found in the HTC EVO. In addition to other capabilities, both binaries allowed access to the root of the ...

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