Mobile

How to stop your Gmail account being hacked

Graham Cluley describes what steps you should take to reduce the chances of your Gmail account being hacked.

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.

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.

Emergency alerts from President Obama on your mobile phone?

Mobile phone users could soon find themselves receiving emergency text messages warning them of terrorist attacks and natural disasters, under plans announced in the United States.

Apple iOS update quashes location tracking “bug”

Apple has released an iOS update for the iPhone and iPad, addressing concerns that the devices were tracking users’ locations.

Facebook’s two-factor authentication announcement raises questions

Amid rising concern about its attitude to privacy and safety, Facebook has announced that it is introducing a two-factor authentication system in an attempt to prevent unauthorised account logins.

Fukushima radiation hoax SMS message spreads in Philippines

A hoax SMS text message claiming that radiation may hit the Philippines, following explosions that have rocked Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, have caused such a problem that authorities in Manila have issued an official denial.

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?

Finally got that iPad? Facebook users hit by ‘via mobile web’ spam

Facebook accounts have been compromised by spammers, with messages claiming that the user has received a free Apple iPad.

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.

Russian mobile users targeted by SMS Valentine Trojan

A Valentine’s Day mobile application, which promises to send an romantic MMS message to a loved one, actually hides a money-making scheme that sends expensive messages to a Russian premium rate SMS number.

Van Gogh Museum hit by Facebook scammers

The Facebook page of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has been compromised to promote a money-making survey scam.

If your company taking proper measures to protect its Facebook presence?

Sophos Security Threat Report 2011 – Web seminar now online

Watch our online web seminar where we discuss the top threats affecting businesses today.

Trapster hack: millions warned of possible password breach

Trapster is notifying its 10 million users that their usernames and passwords may have fallen into the hands of hackers.

Sophos report reveals increase in social networking security threats

Download your free copy of the Sophos Security Threat Report 2011 now and learn more about not just social networking dangers, but also the many other security threats faced by businesses and computer users.

Rogue Facebook apps can now access your home address and mobile phone number

Do you really want complete strangers being able to access your mobile phone number and home address?

Facebook plays a dangerous game with new ability for application developers.