Mobile Malware

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.

BlackBerry, Android users targeted by new Zeus trojan

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Kaspersky Lab researchers say they have detected five new variants of a mobile trojan known as ZitMo, and four of them target BlackBerry devices, which typically have gone untouched by hackers. Users in Europe are being targeted.

Needed: Better app control

Needed: Better app control

Many of today's applications are designed to work over any port, which increases chances they won't be blocked by firewalls.

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.

Mobile application assurance

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While many mobile applications do what they're supposed to, countless others carry malware.

Video: 2011 and cyber crime

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2011 was marked by a rise in hacktivism, an evolution in cyber crime toolkits, a preponderance of mobile malware -- namely on the Android -- and increased risks in social media. This resulted in "unprecedented public attention to [these] problems," said James Lyne, director of technology strategy at Sophos. In this video, Lyne describes how organizations can use this newfound cyber awareness to best respond to the challenges.

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

Malicious apps discovered in Android Market

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Rogue developers uploaded malicious versions of at least a dozen popular games to the Android Market.

Preparing for mobile security emergencies

Preparing for mobile security emergencies

Mobile malware authors have skipped the rudimentary phase and are immediately creating threats that mimic complex malicious code common in the traditional PC environment. But defense technologies are countering with sophistication of their own.

Twitter buys Whisper Systems for Android security

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Twitter has acquired a start-up that makes security and management solutions for Android devices.

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."

Video: The Android problem

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In this interview, Harry Sverdlove, CTO of Bit9, describes to SC Magazine Executive Editor Dan Kaplan what the bring-your-own-device revolution means for organizations, and how they should best address the threat posed by endpoints such as the Android.

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.

Premium-rate SMS trojan shares code with SpyEye variant

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A new piece of mobile malware targets Russian users of Symbian and Windows Mobile phones, and an Android strain may be in development.

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.

Beyond theory: Mobile malware

Beyond theory: Mobile malware

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The "bring your own device" revolution means that skilled malware writers are going to pay more and more attention to pushing their wares on mobile endpoints. How should businesses respond?

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.

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.

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.

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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