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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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