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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 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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Android OS

Mobile anti-virus app makers are “charlatans and scammers” says Google employee

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Chris DiBona is no fan of mobile anti-virus software, and he’s not afraid to say it. DiBona took to Google+ to decry companies who, as he believes, stoke fear and misinformation about mobile device ̶…

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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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Tools

AVG Mobilation adds virus protection to Android tablets and phones

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The Android Market has more than 150,000 apps. That means it also has thousands of possible distribution points for phone viruses and malware hidden within Android apps. While we’ve covered how some co…

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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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