Mobile Security

CaughtU Pro lets you catch the thief, takes an intruder selfie

Intruder Alert. Intruder Alert. Some people want similar security for their Android devices so they become less attractive to thieves. A new app called the CaughtU Pro will probably discourage snatching and theft because it takes photos of anyone who’s been trying to access your phone. It’s another security app that helps the owner to find his lost smartphone. If not, at least, have an idea who has his phone or who was last person who accessed it.

AT&T says sorry for breach of security caused by an employee

An insider breach recently shook AT&T. One of its employees reportedly accessed important information of a number of customers. The mobile carrier was humble enough to report the incident and warn customers about the data breach. Information obtained included diver’s license and Social Security numbers of unknown number of AT&T subscribers.

Theftie app gives device theft security for free

A lost smartphone – whether by theft or by a more benign misplacing – is always a problem for handheld device users. That is why there are a lot of security/locate-my-phone apps out there in the market. The issue is in finding one that is intuitive and smart as it is practical for the user. The “Theftie – Find My Phone” app is not the perfect handset security app, but it has potential, and it is free to download.

Lookout reports new malware sneaking into Google Play Store

When it comes to banking and financial information, you can never be too careful when it comes to protecting your details, especially when doing online transactions. But what if the threat is coming from a trusted source, who also is not aware that they are posing a threat? Lookout, an antivirus app and service, informed Google that a malware has sneaked its way into the Google Play Store, intent on stealing the usernames of customers.

Blackphone privacy-focused smartphone to head out in three weeks

Those who have been quite concerned about recent breaches in security and privacy might be well aware of one of a kind devices like FreedomPop's "Snowden Phone" and Silent Circle's Blackphone. This latter device, which saw quite an uptake after it was unveiled at MWC last February, will be shipping in three weeks, giving its soon-to-be owners access to the company's famous Silent app suite right out of the box.

Lookout Theft Alerts looks out for suspicious behavior

Mobile security firm Lookout is offering a new feature that brings it up to par with many security apps and services now on Android. Using a combination of mobile technologies and snooping, Theft Alerts can help you locate your stolen device or, in the worst case scenario, remotely secure and wipe out your data.

1Password 4 for Android coming June 10

Having been in use on iOS and OS X for quite some time, 1Password 4 is coming to Android. Involved in a beta program since late last year, the team at Agile Bits are preparing to let the app loose. In true Android fashion, they’re also making it ‘freemium’, so you can give it a shot before making a full investment.

BitDefender Mobile Security adds App Locking feature

BitDefender, a brand easily associated with anti-virus and security software, has updated their Mobile Security Android app with an important new feature. With the new App Lock function, users will be able to keep prying eyes and fingers away from certain apps and sensitive data.

Koler.A ransomware blackmails you for bad judgment

Proving again that mobile security is also only as good as your own vigilance, a new type of Android malware has been unearthed. The Trojan Koler.A holds your smartphone hostage, rendering it practically unusable, until you pay a not insignificant amount of $300.
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