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Android malware targeting Tibetans has state-sponsored fingerprints

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New clues turned up by researchers at the University of Toronto show that an Android malware spy campaign appears to be the work of Chinese hackers, possibly with the assistance of the nation's government or a major corporation.

McAfee: Malware breaking records, again

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Security firm McAfee said it's amassed 1.5 million more malware samples in the second quarter of this year compared to the first quarter.

Hidden wallpaper app infects 500k Android devices in China

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The SMSZombie trojan is taking over administrator privileges of smartphone users in China to steal money through SMS messages.

Black Hat: NFC exploit could overtake mobile device through a simple graze

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A vulnerability found in near field communication could enable attackers to swipe information from end-users by simply brushing their phone with a malicious tag, according to an expert at this year's Black Hat conference.

Google, researchers question if Android spam botnet is real

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The existence of an Android spam botnet is disputed, with some saying more proof is needed. No matter the truth, the incident underscores the dangers of installing mobile applications from unofficial sources.

Google, Apple app stores hit with spamming trojan

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The "Find and Call" app, which uploads a user's contact list to a remote server so its developers can spam friends and colleagues of the victim, is the first malware to enter the Apple App Store.

When signature-less security requires signatures

When signature-less security requires signatures

The recent outbreak of the Flashback trojan on Mac computers is a case study in how unprepared security professionals are for dealing with malware that's not specific to Windows.

Malicious Android application loots bank login data

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Criminals are lessening their reliance on the PC. The latest proof is a rogue Android application that seeks to steal Spanish banking credentials through a man-in-the-middle-style attack.

News briefs: The latest from the Google, Anonymous and others

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News briefs: The latest from the PCI Security Standards Council, Google, Anonymous, Facebook and others...

Google using custom malware scanner for Android apps

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Google appears to be on a mission to dispel the public perception that its Android Market has become a prime vector for malicious activity.

Google won't pull Android apps deemed malicious

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Symantec is trying to call attention to 13 applications that have showed up in the official Android Market over concerns that they contain software development tools that enable the theft of data.

Best practices to secure the mobile enterprise

The threats associated with mobile devices can come in many forms, so there are a number of best practices one can put in place to thwart potentially disastrous consequences.

Keep taking the tablets...

Taking your Android's pulse before you give it access to your health records.

Android app claims to be Madden 12 video game

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With the Super Bowl less than two weeks away, Symantec researchers said Tuesday that have spotted a malicious application in unofficial Android markets claiming to offer a version of the popular video game Madden NFL 12.

Twitter makes available some code from Whisper Systems buy

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Twitter, which recently acquired year-old Android security start-up Whisper Systems, announced Tuesday that it is making some of the company's open-source code publicly available.

Android users share their "rage" for free Windows Phone

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Android users have taken to Twitter to air their grievances about their phones, prompted by an unusual offer from a Microsoft employee

"Significant" security threats found in Android devices

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Android phones from leading manufacturers -- including HTC, Motorola and Samsung -- contain pre-loaded applications that do not properly enforce the platform's permission-based security model.

Google program manager: No virus problem for mobile

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Google's open source programs manager launched a written tirade against mobile anti-virus companies, which he called "charlatans" and "scammers."

Trojans, Anonymous, Android threats dominate landscape

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Three out of every four new malware strains created during the third quarter was a trojan, says a new report from PandaLabs.

HTC investigating flaw in its Android phones

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A new mobile phone bug stems from an insecure program, called HTCLoggers.apk, which was recently added to some HTC Android devices.

Bring Android to work, safely

Bring Android to work, safely

Securing Android - or any mobile device - will go beyond standard protection methods, says Gareth Maclachlan COO, AdaptiveMobile.

Sponsored video: Bryan Smoltz of Zenprise on mobile

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Bryan Smoltz, director of business development at Zenprise, the HP Protect 2011 "Emerging Vendor" winner, describes to SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong how organizations must strike the balance between embracing mobile devices and properly managing them.

Android OS under attack from new trojan variant

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A variant of the SpyEye trojan is targeting the Google Android operating system.

Android botnet infections on the uptick

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Mobile botnets are nowhere near as big as PC zombie networks, but the threat is growing, according to a new report from Damballa.

Researcher eyes continued criminal focus on mobile

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The discovery of new malware that obtains root access to the latest version of Android is a sign that cybercriminals are keeping pace with the evolution of mobile devices.

New Android spyware answers incoming calls

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A new, malicious Android app disguises itself as Google+ and is capable of stealing data, as well as answering and recording incoming phone calls.

Zeus for Android steals one-time banking passwords

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Researchers have discovered a new variant of the insidious Zeus trojan designed to run on Google Android smartphones, but the threat is minimal in the United States.

Smartphones safer than desktops, but not without risks

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Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile platforms are more secure than traditional desktop operating systems though both are still vulnerable to many types of attacks, according to a new report.

SC Congress Canada: Remediating mobile risks

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Employee emails, contact lists, authentication credentials and sensitive company documents are some of the primary assets that must be protected on mobile devices.

New Android malware variant lands with a punch

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On the heels of an invasion of malicious apps in Google's Android market that occurred in early March, a new variant was detected over the weekend.

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