Archive for 'Android Threats'
To thieves running a muck in the streets, a shiny, $600 iPhone is a pretty enticing item to snatch. So much so that statistics project one in three thefts in the United States involves a smartphone. Stolen mobile devices, on top of monetary loss experienced by the owner, pose major security problems due to how […]Full Story
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, […]Full Story
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 […]Full Story
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 […]Full Story
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 […]Full Story
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 […]Full Story
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 […]Full Story