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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

Symantec, Lookout Mobile Security debate latest Android “malware” attack

If you have an Android device, malware threats are nothing new, just something with which you’ve learned to deal. Mobile security companies usually alert the public when any major malware or Trojan threat is discovered in the Android Market, but rarely do they disagree over what’s actually consi ... Full Article »

January 30, 2012 9:36am

Mobile carriers split over Carrier IQ controversy

It seems the dark side of pre-installed software on our Android devices is emerging, as the Carrier IQ controversy continues. What Android researcher and app developer Trevor Eckhart uncovered with Carrier IQ’s data collection methods has upturned an entire mobile industry, questioning what mobile ... Full Article »

December 2, 2011 9:26am

Pre-installed Android software poses massive security risk

Android’s seen its share of privacy issues and data safety concerns, and while frequent malware attacks on the platform have spurned an entire industry, every week seems to bring news of even more dire straits for the Android camp. Carrier IQ is the latest to come under fire, after Android securit ... Full Article »

December 1, 2011 9:12am

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

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