According to mobile security firm Lookout, Android users who downloaded one of 32 applications and games in Google Play that were infected with BadNews, could have mobile devices infested with malware. Though the company did inform Google of its findings, and Google acted quickly to remove them and suspend the offending developer’s accounts, the applications that were […]
A few days ago security company Symantec warned the world that malware is rampant on the Android Market and, via a little over a dozen apps, around 5 million users were likely infected. Cue panic. Except: there’s no reason to panic. Right away the makers of Lookout Mobile Security called shenanigans on Symantec’s labeling of […]
There’s a meme going around the Internets these days that goes: “We live in a world where losing your phone is more dramatic than losing your virginity.” That may be overstating things a bit. Still, losing your phone is a big deal and the cause for a lot of cursing, tears, and anger. Especially if you didn’t put any protection on it.
Android smartphone popularity is growing, and along with the growth of the platform, we are seeing an uptick in Android malware attacks. McAfee reports that attacks on Android devices were up 76% this spring. The antivirus company found 44 specific attacks on Android devices, which range from trojans and viruses to apps that message premium […]