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Watch out! Fake Instagram app could add malware to your mobile device

Instagram’s huge popularity on Android has had some unfortunate consequences, namely, a knock-off app masquerading as Instagram that’s infecting some Android devices with malware. The app is made to look like Instagram and can be found in app stores other than Google Play, Google’s official A ... Full Article »

April 19, 2012 1:09pm

Latest Android Trojan mimics popular Chinese game

In the latest Android malware attack, the Trojan in question is disguised as an app for a Chinese game called “The Roar of the Pharaoh.” It’s a fake Android app and can gather sensitive information about the Android device it lands on, warns Sophos security researcher Chester Wisniewski. He ex ... Full Article »

April 2, 2012 9:21am

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

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

Did Instagram hit Android, or was it a spam link?

Android users have been waiting for what seems an eternity for Instagram to hit the Market, and while the app developers haven’t revealed an exact launch date, it may be sooner than we think. According to InFlexWeTrust, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 user saw a message for a Featured App that was none ... Full Article »

February 7, 2012 10:37am

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

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


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