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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Mod to Android OS helps protect your privacy by giving your apps false information

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We’re always, as users, on the lookout for more mobile security. The Technology Review from MIT just did a piece on programs that are designed to keep your personal data away from mobile apps that want to access contacts. In that list comes a full rewrite of Android by developer Plamen ...

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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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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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AVG Launches AVG Mobilation for Android

In a press release from CTIA today, Amsterdam based AVG technologies has announced the release of their Android AVG app, called AVG Mobilation, which is an update of their smartphone app, ANTIVIRUSFree. The updates to the app are largely aimed at the slew of Android tablet devices that have ...

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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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McAfee Offers Free Anti-Malware Software to SK Telecom’s Android Phones

McAfee, Inc. has announced that they are providing McAfee VirusScan Mobile to Android users of Korea’s SK Telecom. The anti-malware solution is designed to secure Android-based handsets in the same manner that McAfee does for desktops. Further, the app secures personal information, offers ...

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