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Security app HotSpot Shield brings its defenses to Android

Malware on Google’s Android platform is an ever-increasing problem, but there are solutions. HotSpot Shield is a new Android app that has seen some popularity on the other side of the mobile divide in Apple’s iTunes App Store. HotSpot Shield is a security app that brings protection from somethi ... Full Article »

May 31, 2012 1:34pm

FCC wants to institute new rules, tech to help curb rampant cell phone thefts

The theft of cellular telephones and smartphones is becoming so widespread that the U.S. government is actively searching for ways to help people make their devices – and the data stored on them – more secure. According to a story from Mashable, the Federal Communication Commission is working w ... Full Article »

April 11, 2012 2:09pm

Researchers find security holes opened by Android app ads

Security and privacy have become growing concerns as the mobile space gets bigger and more ubiquitous, with a few recent controversies throwing a big spotlight on the fact that even seemingly trustworthy apps may be grabbing more data from their users than they want to give up. A new study has foun ... Full Article »

March 20, 2012 1:17pm

AirCover secures $10m funding and a firm foothold on Android security

Just launched in the Android Market today, AirCover is a full-featured security app that’s available to download for free. And with a $10 million round of funding led by Accel-IDG China, the company behind the app, BlueSprig, looks like it’s here to stay. Also available on iOS devices, AirCover ... Full Article »

March 6, 2012 2:01pm

Android faces FTC probe as version 6.0 Key Lime Pie rumors surface

It wasn’t the most thrilling news to learn that your Android device's photos could be accessed and remotely stored without your approval. Not surprisingly, the lack of privacy regulations on Android apps has riled advocates to the hilt. Senator Charles Schumer (D) has requested that the Federal Tr ... Full Article »

March 5, 2012 9:18am

Android photo-stealing loophole discovered amidst massive worm attack threats

All those photos on your Android device may be susceptible to app developers, in one of the biggest vulnerabilities to be discovered on Android OS. Shortly after it was reported that Apple iOS devices have access to a person’s entire photo library as long as that person allows the app to tap their ... Full Article »

March 2, 2012 9:41am

Samsung, others push Android security to take on Apple in the workplace

Android’s finding every way possible to take center stage at Mobile World Congress this year. Among the notable details revealed is the whopping 450,000 apps currently in the Android Market, with over 1 billion app downloads every month. That’s a huge increase from MWC last year, where Android r ... Full Article »

February 28, 2012 9:29am

Symantec warns of mutating malware in Android Market

The world of mobile device malware is getting a little more dangerous with the announcement from tech security company Symantec that it has discovered malware programs that mutate every time they’re downloaded. As PCWorld reports, Symantec says it has identified a new breed of the programs known ... Full Article »

February 6, 2012 1:11pm

Android OS rules in U.S., gets a Bouncer to keep malware out the Market

The Android platform expanded its dominance in the U.S. smartphone market during Q4 of 2011, according to the latest ComScore report. Apple may have boosted its share of the mobile handset market with the release of the iPhone 4S, but Android’s still the clear winner in terms of OS use, powering 4 ... Full Article »

February 3, 2012 9:17am

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


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