FBI Issues Warning About Android-Specific Malware

FBI Issues Warning About Android-Specific Malware

Android has been the primary target of malicious software makers for a while now. In comparison to other mobile platforms, Android has the largest audience and at the same time, is open-source which means that unlike Apple’s iOS, it is easier to find security vulnerabilities in it. FBI has now issued a statement mentioning some of the malwares which have recently surfaced and primarily target Android devices.

By On October 16, 2012 1 Response
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Android Finally Gets The Sprint Guardian Security Suite

Android Finally Gets The Sprint Guardian Security Suite

Sprint has recently stated that it was readying an app that would be a combination of two of its protective suites. We heard this from Sprint about a month ago. And now, the much-anticipated app called Sprint Guardian has finally been launched.

By On June 20, 2012 Respond
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Secure Your Android Device Over Public Wi-Fi With Hotspot Shield

Secure Your Android Device Over Public Wi-Fi With Hotspot Shield

Public hotspots are a risky business. You may have your precious data snooped away from your device over a public wi-fi network. However, there are certain tools with the help of which you can avoid such a happening. For instance, the Hotspot Shield app by AnchroFree is able to guard your device over a public wi-fi.

By On June 2, 2012 Respond
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How An Android App Sneaks Away Your Data

How An Android App Sneaks Away Your Data

A number of apps store user’s personal data for their use. Most of the times it is authorized by the user and is genuinely required by the app. However, if the app doesn’t properly encrypt the data, it can cause a lot of problems for the user. For instance, now it has been found that the Coollris Android gallery stores unencrypted copies of complete addresses of user. These can be accessed by another malicious app and easily misused.

By On April 15, 2012 Respond
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Six Ways To Ensure App Quality For Android

Six Ways To Ensure App Quality For Android

The improvement in Android technology made a remarkable milestone in the world of mobile OS development. Android platform is made to support wide range of apps. Now days, thousands of apps are available in market. Each app is designed to work perfectly which satisfies users need. While selecting particular app from mobile market it is necessary to follow specific approach. Many people go for random selection of the apps. But it’s your responsibility to check quality of app and accordingly select it. Following six techniques can help you in selecting good Android app.

By On March 26, 2012 Respond
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Android Malware Infects Devices Through Facebook App

Android Malware Infects Devices Through Facebook App

Google had recently upped the security of it’s Android Market, scanning apps for possible malware and deleting such apps which contained any. However, it would seem that the authors of Android malware had adapted quite fast. According to security firm Sophos, the Android malware is now spreading the Facebook app, rather than directly through the Android Market.

By On February 27, 2012 1 Response
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Cybercriminals Will Go After Android In Future: Kaspersky

Cybercriminals Will Go After Android In Future: Kaspersky

With millions of users flocking to mobile platforms such as smartphone and tablets, the security of this platform has also come to limelight. However, according to Eugene Kaspesky, co-founder of Kaspersky, the security threat of mobile devices is still a thousand times less in magnitude compared to the security threats posed to the computers. Moreover, he said that in coming days, Android devices will be increasingly targeted by cybercriminals.

By On February 26, 2012 Respond
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Avast Buys Its Way Into Android Security Market

Avast Buys Its Way Into Android Security Market

One of the popular free security suites Avast, has announced its purchase of mobile security company IT Agents. It makes the security app for Android and Symbian called Theft Aware, which is notable for SMS remote control, being resistant to phone wiping. Its offering features specifically for rooted phones, in addition to more traditional lost-device mobile security features.

By On September 23, 2011 Respond
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New Malware Found For Android Called Trojan That Records Phone Conversations

New Malware Found For Android Called Trojan That Records Phone Conversations

The increase in the number of applications that have come up on the Android marketplace has opened up newer avenues for developers to ear and present content to the Android community, but the dark side of the fact is that the rise in the number of applications has also opened up opportunities for cyber criminals to invent newer ways to catch hold of confidential user data and a newest security threat has been identified for Android users, the Trojan or a malicious program disguised as an application has found out to be recording conversations that users do using their smartphones. The Trojan activates itself and records ever conversation that takes place on the device in a low quality audio format so that the user does not even have a clue about it and after the call is complete the Trojan then can easily send the file through an email to any email address as an attachment……………….

By On August 3, 2011 1 Response
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