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Symantec backs off of Android malware claims after researchers cry foul

Last week Symantec made a splash by declaring that somewhere between 1 and 5 million Android users were infected with the Android.Counterclank software, classifying it...

Lookout Mobile claims Android.Counterclank is adware, not malware

Last week Symantec made headlines, claiming that somewhere between 1 million and 5 million Android users had been infected with a particular kind of...

Symantec: millions of Android devices infected from Market downloads

If you're waiting for a wake-up call when it comes to Android malware, this might be it. Security software vendor Symantec has published a...

Comodo Mobile Security now available in Android Market

There's a lot of growth in the anti-malware space for Android at the moment, and yet another well-known company is joining the fray. Comodo, maker...

Pirated books show up in Android Market, Google quickly removes them

Casual piracy is an unfortunate problem in the Android Market, and it looks like it's only growing with Android's popularity. According to Paid Content, popular novels...

Android.Arspam is the latest malware threat, says Symantec

There's been a lot of news in the last few months about Trojans and other malware aimed at Android devices, and with millions of...

Researcher demonstrates an app taking over Android with zero permissions

The first line of defense in computer security is the user, or at least that's the way it works on Android. Whenever you install...

Google removes 22 SMS Trojans from the Android Market

Microsoft may like playing fun at the growing Android malware problem, but you'd have a hard time convincing most regular users that it's an...

Microsoft tempts bitter Android users with free Windows Phone 7 devices

Not everyone is as enamored with Android as we are, and given recent events with a certain big red company that shall remain nameless,...

viaForensics claims Google Wallet has security issues

Google Wallet famously won't work on the slick Galaxy Nexus, which may bother some folks when that phone finally lands in the US. However,...

Fake Rovio apps show up in the Android Market, already removed

Android Community readers are sophisticated, intelligent technology aficionados who would never be taken in by crude attempts at subterfuge. Even the ones who leave...

Google engineer and security vendors spar over Android malware threat

With all the stories about Android malware as of late, it might be easy for a novice smartphone user to get nervous. Security software...

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