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Android

Google Play anti-malware system has potential security hole, Google’s probably patching it now

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Summer has been quiet, so it looks like it’s time for the first Android scare of the season. This time, there’s actually a little bit of bite to the bark of researchers who have discovered a potentia…

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Android News

The problem with mobile security companies: lots of scare tactics, not enough value [OPINION]

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Maybe mobile anti-virus companies are charlatans after all. Google’s Chris DiBona infamously applied that label to companies selling mobile anti-virus software through fear-mongering, and Syman…

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Android OS

Google reveals malware-scanning feature to screen Android Market apps

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In light of the many reports of alleged malware scares on Android, users might get the misconception that Google doesn’t care about Android security. The fact that so few of those scare ever involve the A…

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Android

Lookout: Android.Counterclank is Aggressive Ad Network, Not Malware

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As a follow up to yesterday’s warning from Symantec about the threat of Android.Counterclank, Lookout Mobile Security came out with a more nuanced perspective on the Apperhand SDK central to the issue…

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Android malware predicted to have a big year in 2012, says Lookout Mobile Security

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The rise of mobile malware has been an issue affecting mainly smartphones in Europe and Asia, but that’s likely to change next year according to Lookout Mobile Security. In its 2012 Mobile Threat Predic…

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Lookout Mobile Threat Report shows how shady developers distribute Android malware

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Android malware. It’s always popping up in the news yet it never seems to really be a widespread threat. Just a few hours ago, the Internet was abuzz with reports of malware that can secretly record phone c…

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Lookout adds browser protection to fight malware and phishing scams on Android phones

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The Android virus train keeps trudging along, and several companies have released apps designed to protect users from malicious attacks. But most of those efforts are focused on blocking Android apps that co…

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Google kills 21 Trojan apps in the Android Market that were stealing data

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We’ve heard various reports of malevolent apps in the Market over the last couple of years, but the malware in question has rarely posed any real threat and few users have been affected. This particular p…

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Android News

Accused malicious Android app developer says the story is “bull****”

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Security companies often issue headline-grabbing reports about the threat of malicious activity. Those headlines sometimes don’t have much of a story to go with them, and people get caught in the cros…

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Android Apps

Google uses remote kill switch to uninstall Android apps

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Google has announced that the company has used its little-known remote kill function that allows it to uninstall apps from Android devices. On the Google developer blog, Rich Cannings explained that Google h…

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SMobile Systems: A Fifth of Android Market Apps Expose Private Information

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A recent threat analysis report conducted by security firm SMobile Systems concluded that as many as one-fifth of all applications in the Android Market allow a third-party application to have access to some…

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Norton Security releases Android app for “anti-malware” and remote protection

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Love them or hate them, Norton is one of the biggest names in computer security. Via Droid-Life, we know that Norton’s also making a play for the mobile market by releasing an app  for Android. Norton Sec…

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OK Labs demonstrates their virtualization software and the “nirvana phone”

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OK Labs demonstrates their virtualization software and the “nirvana phone”

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Open Kernel labs demonstrated an Android-based secure VoIP solution at CTIA today by showing it through a customer-developed application on top of their OKL4 Microvisor virtualization platform. With the O…

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