Android

Revealed! The top five Android malware detected in the wild

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.


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Revealed: How Lady Gaga helped Google keep malware off Androids

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.


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Angry Birds malware – Firm fined £50,000 for profiting from fake Android apps

A firm has been fined £50,000 after Trojan versions of popular Android apps secretly sent expensive SMS messages to premium rate numbers.


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Sophos anti-virus for Android updated – beta now works on tablets too!

The beta version of Sophos Mobile Security for Android has been updated to support tablets.

Download a free copy now and tell us what you think!


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Fake anti-virus disguises used by Android malware

The Android malware threat is growing.

And it’s no surprise to see similar social engineering tricks that have worked on other operating systems in the past also being used on the Android platform.


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The Legend of Zelda and dirty tricks by Android apps in the Google Play store

Shady tricks by Android apps, as coders steal intellectual property and introduce excessively aggressive advertising frameworks to make money.


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Fake Instagram app infects Android devices with malware

Tempted to try out the much talked about Instagram app? Well, be careful where you get it from – as malware authors are distributing malware disguised as the popular app.


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Android malware poses as Angry Birds Space game

Android malware authors have seized an opportunity to infect unsuspecting smartphone users with the launch of the latest addition to the immensely popular “Angry Birds” series of games.


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Suspected Android SMS malware authors arrested in Paris

French computer crime investigators have charged two men in connection with money-making malware that targets Android smartphone users.


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Google Wallet – why you shouldn’t throw away your wallet just yet

Google Wallet has been revealed to the world.

Should you be throwing away your physical wallet or are there good reasons for keeping it?


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Google rolls out silent fix for Android security vulnerability

Good news for any owners of Android devices worried about the recently announced security vulnerability that could allow allow unauthorised parties to snoop on your Google Calendar and Contacts information.


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Security hole could affect 99% of Android smartphones

99% of Android devices might be at risk from a vulnerability which could allow hackers to snoop on your Google Calendar and Contacts information.

Learn more about the problem, and how to protect yourself.


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Android malware clean-up exposes reliance on mobile carriers to push out updates

Google rolls out a clean-up tool to malware-infected Android users – but how are other users supposed to fix the underlying vulnerability?


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New Android Trojan horse could prove costly

Is it HongTouTou, Adrd or Geinimi? One thing is clear – new malware for Android smartphones is grabbing users’ attention.

Make sure that you are careful about the applications you install on your Android device.


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Geinimi Android Trojan horse discovered

Android users may not be at risk from as much malware on their smartphone as on their desktop computer, but that doesn’t mean they should be careless about security.


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Android malware steals info from one million phone owners

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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