Tag: malware

Turning off your smartphone won’t save you from this spyware

There might come a time when we get so frustrated or so scared of malware threats that we just give up and turn off...
Malware Android security

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...

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...

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...

Trend Micro retracts exaggerated Play Store malware claim

We are most likely used to how companies tend to bend the truth a bit to sell their products, but sometimes things can get...

Android security chief: anti-virus apps are overrated

When you are partly in charge of making a product, of course you want to project your product in the best light possible. But...

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...

Simplelocker.A holds your SD card hostage using encryption

A new malware, specifically a ransomware, is in town and this time it does have a bit of teeth. This Simplelocker.A doesn't exactly lock...

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...

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....

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...

Lookout reports on Dendroid malware creation tool

Malware on Android, though controversial, isn't exactly a new topic. But seeing a complete development suite that helps others create malware that has managed...