Do you have an anti-virus app on your Android phone yet? If not, a new study conducted by security firm NQ Mobile suggests you’re playing with fire: The number of malware threats to your Android phone has increased 163% over the past year alone. The study, which looked at over 5.3 million apps available in 406 different online stores, identified 65,227 different pieces of...
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Last week, the mobile security community confirmed that an iOS app available in Apple’s App Store was found to contain an embedded Trojan horse. Although the app in question isn't thought to pose a nefarious hazard...
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THE free Google operating system Android accounts for 79 per cent of all malware infections on smartphones, a Finland-based security company says.
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The Android threat landscape is growing in both size and complexity with cybercriminals adopting new distribution methods and building Android-focused malware services, according to a report from Finnish security vendor F-Secure. The number of mobile threats has increased by nearly 50 percent during the first three months of 2013, from 100 to 149 families and variants,...
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The malware's secret: A delayed attack that allows the infected apps to survive Google's app scrutiny.
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The "NotCompatible" malware, designed to infect Android devices and turn them into unwitting Web proxies, is suddenly showing a sharp uptick in activity, according to mobile security vendor Lookout. The malware is essentially a simple network proxy, which pretends to be a system update in order to get unwitting users to install it. The idea seems to be gaining access to...
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THE Android operating system accounts for 79 per cent of malware infections on smartphones, and the threat is multiplying.
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Malicious software is nothing new to the cyber security world. So-called malware is what unscrupulous folk use to disrupt or gather sensitive data from our desktop computers. Targeted attacks with malware have been relatively unseen on smartphones, those other computers we carry around that are teeming with personal data.
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Security threats from mobile malware are on the rise and nearly 95% of targets operate on the Android operating system, according to a new report from NQ Mobile.
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While it's true that Android is a little more susceptible to malware attacks than iOS, the situation isn't nearly as bad as Apple would have you believe. With a little knowledge and a sprinkling of common sense, you can make your device impervious to even the most dastardly of digital assaults. Here's how. More »
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