Tag: malware

Samsung Exynos kernel exploit offers easy root and malware possibilities

Some strange news has appeared this weekend from the folks at XDA Developers that have been digging around in some of Samsung's Exynos kernels....

Lookout predicting toll fraud will continue and mobile spam will increase

Touching back on the subject of malware on Android and it looks like we have some predictions coming from the folks at Lookout. Of...

Android 4.2 security system finding only about 15% of the malware

Putting aside the argument of whether or not a malware scanner is needed on an Android device, lets talk about the scanner that is...

Gingerbread is the most targeted mobile OS for malware

Last week we reported the latest numbers for Android installs, and in a surprise to no one, Gingerbread is by far the most used...

Android 4.2 security system cracks down on malware with app scanning

Malicious apps on Android may not be as big a problem as some would have you believe, but they are still a threat. That's...

Verizon and McAfee launch mobile security app for Verizon customers

This morning the folks from Verizon announced an all new mobile security app that is being powered by the popular McAfee Anti-Virus company and...

Fake Angry Birds peddlers fined £50,000

Ah, sweet, sweet justice. Instead of the slap on the wrist and a ban from the Google Play Store as usual, the developer of...

Android malware spreads through infected websites

It's interesting to watch the security landscape unfold on a new platform like Android, in a macabre sort of way. On the one hand...

ESET Mobile Security for Android leaves beta, available in Play Store

The extremely popular security and anti-virus company ESET, widely known for their NOD32 PC security suite is finally available for Android. It has been...

Concept app steals keyboard taps via phone sensors

Hey, security researchers. We appreciate what you do. But the world of malware is worrisome enough without yo giving the bad guys even more...

Fake Instagram sends texts to premium numbers and steals data

Heads up, hipsters: if you got Instagram anywhere but the Google Play Store, you might want to get rid of it right now. Reports...

Spyware found in Japanese Google Play Store

Ho boy. It seems that at Android enthusiast can't get his head down before yet another malware story slides across his writing desk. This...

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