Is Google doing a good enough job of policing apps in the official Android app store?
It seems not.
Is this a cheap shot by Microsoft?
Or are they right to highlight the malware problem on Android smartphones?
No more pseudonymous reviews on Google Play – from now on, any feedback you leave on Android apps will be accompanied by your name and photograph.
The Google Play store is *NOT* offering you genuine versions of iMovie, Keynote, Garage Band and other popular Apple products.
Last month, Naked Security uncovered evidence that Google was planning to starting scanning Android apps for malware on users’ smartphones.
Google has now shared more information about the technology it plans to introduce to fight malware on mobile devices.
Research released today has revealed that the theft of mobile phones is on the rise.
This isn’t just about losing an expensive phone – there’s also the threat of losing your data and money.
Learn how to better protect your phone.
Millions of teenagers have adopted a smartphone app which has been touted as a way of safely “sexting” and sharing photos.
But is it really a safe way to share intimate photographs of yourself?
French police have arrested a 20-year-old man in Northern France, in connection with an attack that infected thousands of Android smartphones with money-making malware.
A new edition of the Google Play app (Android’s equivalent to the iOS App Store) appears to be preparing to add anti-virus functionality to the mobile operating system.
A Moscow-based firm has been ordered to refund victims who lost money as a result of Android malware.
Some Android users have got a nasty scare, as three websites – involved in the distribution of cracked and stolen Android smartphone apps – were shut down by the FBI.
Thousands of Android devices are thought to have been infected by a strain of Chinese malware which sends costly SMS messages to earn cash for its creators.
Yet more websites suffer security breaches, allowing hackers to make off with users’ information.
Six men have been arrested in connection with an app that infected Android smartphones, stole personal information and demanded that a fee was paid.
No-one is in any doubt that Android malware is on the rise – but what is the most commonly encountered malware on the platform?
Find out, and download a free anti-virus for your Android device.
Security researchers say that they have found multiple ways to bypass Bouncer, Google’s automated system for detecting malicious Android apps before they are made available in the Google Play store.