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Android “malware” turned out to be benign

Consumers got a lesson in malware safety this week when Symantec and Lookout security companies presented different perspectives on “Android.Counterclank.” Symantec identified the string of apps as malware, but Lookout insisted the apps weren’t malicious but merely annoying adware Trojans. Aft ... Full Article »

February 2, 2012 9:15am

Ice Cream Sandwich, Android tablets spur security explosion

A new iteration of the DroidKungFu Android Trojan has been uncovered, presented as a legitimate app update in order to sneak its way onto your Android phone. It uses a new exploit to gain access to devices. First brought to light by Lookout Mobile Security last week, this new variant, which Lookout ... Full Article »

October 26, 2011 9:33am

Android malware attacks doubled in 6 months

This week brought news of another Android Trojan, one that can listen-in on phone conversations and secretly record them. Not only are Android malware threats growing in number, but they’re getting more sophisticated (and creepier) too. Android users are two-and-a-half times as likely to encounter ... Full Article »

August 3, 2011 9:14am

Android security threatened by malware; Google pulls infected apps

Security seems to be a major theme this week, and for Android users, it’s time to crack down on the growing malware apps that are taking over the market. Dozens of applications in Google’s (GOOG) Android Market have been discovered to be infected with malware called “DroidDream,” which can t ... Full Article »

March 2, 2011 10:38am

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