Malicious Apps

Malicious software meets BYOD

Malicious software meets BYOD

Bringing together two separate pieces of security research reveals vulnerability to cybercrime on an alarming scale.

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.

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

HTC working with carriers to push Android bug fix

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Users of HTC-made Android devices are receiving software security updates to correct a vulnerability that could be exploited by a third-party to steal personal information.

Fake Android app mimics Netflix-for-mobile

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A malicious app, masquerading as the online streaming video service Netflix, aims to steal information from Android users, according to Symantec research.

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.

Look - my Android is being robbed!

New attack on the Android OS take place in broad daylight, following the installation of increasingly popular malicious apps.

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.

Smartphones? There's malware for that, too.

Smartphones? There's malware for that, too.

Mobile devices, while unique, pose security challenges not unlike traditional PCs, and organizations can apply some basic tips to stay ahead of the threats.

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.

Skype for Android vulnerable to data theft

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Skype warned on Friday that its Android program could be susceptible to attack if its users also have installed a malicious application. Due to a "privacy vulnerability," criminals can leverage a rogue application to access and steal locally stored Skype for Android files, such as profile data and instant messages, Skype Chief Security Officer Adrian Asher said in a blog post. He said the company is working on "securing file permissions" so the attack can't happen and advised users to scrutinize any third-party applications they install. The issue was revealed by Android developer Justin Case.

Google remotely killing Android malware

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Google is now using a remote security tool to remove malicious applications from affected Android devices after a malware outbreak hit its official app store.

Mobile security offerings useful despite lack of malware

Mobile security offerings useful despite lack of malware

Until mobile malware becomes more pervasive, the current lot of smartphone security offerings can help users with other concerns.

RSA Conference 2011: Smartphone threats imminent, security lacking

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Most users are not aware of the risks in smartphones and the security industry is struggling to develop tools to defend these devices, a panel of experts said on Wednesday at RSA Conference in San Francisco.

"Sexiest video" scam preys on Facebook users

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Researchers over the weekend discovered a new Facebook adware campaign that quickly was disabled.

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