Virus

Malware infected about 16 million mobile devices last year

Not that we don't know this one yet but millions of mobile devices have been infected by malware last year. According Alcatel-Lucent, a French telecommunications equipment company, malware affected about 16 million gadgets in 2014. The figure saw a 25 percent increase compared to the previous year. Mobile devices' malware infection rate is still at 0.68 perfect but mobile spyware is on the rise.

Some malware masquerading as legit apps on Google Play Store

Anti-virus giant Avast sounded off an alarm for mobile Android users, saying that for the past months, some malware and adware have been masquerading as legitimate apps downloadable from the Google Play Store. Although the apps they identified have since then deleted by Google, who knows what damage they've done to unsuspecting users who thought they were just downloading a game or an app that would have made their lives easier.

Adguard protects Android smartphones from ads,phishing

There was a time when the only thing you would need to protect from viruses and malicious websites are your desktop computers or your laptops. But now that you're using mobile devices to browse the web more often than the more static devices, then your smartphones and tablets are also vulnerable to attacks. And when we say attacks, it's not just viruses, but rather the onslaught of unsolicited ads that bombard you when you visit websites, some of which can be harmful to your device.

Virus Shield buyers getting refund and promotional credit from Google

As we recently learned, not all virus scanning apps are created equal. In this case we're talking about the Virus Shield app, which wasn't actually scanning anything. The app had been selling for $3.99 and while it was removed from the Play Store on April 6th, reports from Appbrain show it had been downloaded more than 30,000 times.

Android Defender Platinum app will hold your phone ransom

A new Android malware app has recently been discovered. This latest is called Android Defender Platinum and while it sounds like a bad deal, there is one positive side in that it wasn't available by way of the Google Play Store. Basically, that is just to say this app shouldn't be much of a concern if you are only downloading apps from the Play Store. If you happen to download apps from various untrusted third party sites however, you may need to pay attention.

Google Introduces “Bouncer” for Android Market, keeps us safe and malware free

In the recent months the amount of malware in the Android Market has continued to climb, or the reports have at least. When something gets as big and popular as Android you will always have those people looking to cheat, steal, and attack anything they can. Today Google has announced their plans and system to curb all of that. They are calling it the Android Market Bouncer -- like that guy in a suit standing by the door.

Norton expands Android offerings with Tablet Security app

Norton, peddlers of all things software security related, already has an established presence on the Android platform with its Mobile Security app, already available in the Android Market. Like always the company is looking to expand its offerings, and the latest comes in Norton Tablet Security, set to release soon for $39.99, recurring every year. Though it's marketed as a tablet app, Tablet Security will work on all Android 2.2 Froyo devices and later.
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