Archive for 'Smartphone Threats'

New Malware Found in Android

New Malware Found in Android

Android is the dominant mobile operating system in the world. This also makes it a preferred target for hackers and people who want to steal your information. Over the years Android has taken certain steps to make sure that its core functionality remains secure and that the user data on the phone is protected. However, […]

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Malicious Apps: What They Really Do

Malicious Apps: What They Really Do

If your employees use mobile devices for work — their own or corporate-supplied — there’s a good chance that you’ve heard about malicious applications and the potential dangers they pose to businesses. There have been multiple studies showing that even applications from trusted sources can contain malware and the risk of infection increases in BYOD […]

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Today’s Top 4 Mobile Internet Security Myths

Today’s Top 4 Mobile Internet Security Myths

Every year Internet security experts warn consumers about recent myths which have sprung forth.  Many mobile myths are based on outdated notions rather than blatant misinformation.  Mobile technology is advancing at an incredibly rapid pace, but it pales in comparison to how quickly new mobile Internet security threats are discovered.  Mobile Internet security myths are […]

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Security Precautions For Your Smartphone

Security Precautions For Your Smartphone

Taking precautions to make sure your smartphone (and all of the information in it) stays secure, isn’t something many of us think about. By following just a few basic security tips, you can learn to protect your smartphone from viruses and exposing personal information that could lead to identity theft. Whether you use it for […]

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Preventing Spam Text Messages From Flooding Your Inbox

Preventing Spam Text Messages From Flooding Your Inbox

Advanced communications could definitely be crowned as the best gift of the 21st century, but there are downsides to it as well. Our lives are simply unthinkable without cell phones, but the package also contains unwanted marketing calls, prank calls and of course unsolicited spam text messages. As far as marketing calls are concerned, you […]

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How to Keep your Messages Safe from iPhone Spyware

How to Keep your Messages Safe from iPhone Spyware

The text message: the simplest easiest way to communicate with anyone and all within 160 characters per data packet. Texting has really taken over as the prime medium of our entire daily chit chats, reminders, and even formal small talks. And without us really ever realizing when and how, text messages have become keepers of […]

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Android OS Security Threats

Android OS Security Threats

Being popular is not always a good thing and here’s why. The Android user base is growing at unbelievable pace and soon it will take the number one spot in mobile computing with its new tablet. When a gadget gets popular, it gets the attention from cyber crooks.  These cyber crooks are exploiting the Android […]

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Android Security Risks Found

Android Security Risks Found

The Android is not as secure as many would think. The amount of defects found is staggering according to the report by Coverity (Software Integrity Blog). More than 25% of the defects are considered high risk. Here’s the break down; 359 defects found in total. 88 of the defects are considered high risk. The high […]

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Android App Tap Snake is a Spying Application

Android App Tap Snake is a Spying Application

If you downloaded this so-called game Tap Snake for Android, you just opened a door to spy on your current location. Just like what GPS is intended to do, it now comes in the form of a game. The Tap Snake game has two hidden features. The first annoying feature is that the game won’t […]

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Android First SMS Trojan Could be Costly

Android First SMS Trojan Could be Costly

This is the first of its kind for Android. A text message-based Trojan is infecting smartphones running the Android OS. This Trojan will empty the pockets of many Android users if they download the media player that launches this Trojan. The Trojan is called Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer-A and it poses as a free media player application for […]

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Malicious Google Android Apps Discovered

Malicious Google Android Apps Discovered

I am sure the iPhone world is smirking at this fact. How can Google not know this or even control it before it went into the wild? Are there any security measures in place or moderation? The SMobile report concluded that nearly half of the applications in the Android Market are suspicious, but based that […]

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iPhone Users Beware of AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot

iPhone Users Beware of AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot

A security researcher has discovered that any wireless network can pretend to be an AT&T Wi-Fi hot spot and thus lure unsuspecting iPhone users to an untrusted network connection. Samy Kamkar, who created a worm that garnered him a million friends on MySpace overnight in 2005, said in an interview this week that he can […]

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