Android the Target of 75% of Phone-Based Malware

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Android’s growth is a double-edged sword. On one hand, the extensibility and popularity of Google’s ecosystem has helped the platform grow, but with that growth, one security firm is reporting that the platform is now the target of 75 percent of the malware that’s directed towards mobile phones. Antivirus firm F-Secure reported that in the […]

Fake Instagram for Android Apps Spreading Malware

Fake Instagram for Android Apps Spreading Malware

On the heels of the Instagram for Android roll out and Instagram’s subsequent sale to Facebook, comes word that there are malicious versions of the Instagram for Android application floating around the internet, versions that could infect Android devices with malware. According to a blog post from IT security company Sophos, by way of the […]

New Android Market Malware Could Infect 5 Million Users

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Google’s Android Market is now suffering the largest case of malware with Symantec reporting that 17 applications found on the company’s app store to be affected. The anti-virus software-maker recommends that if users find that they had installed any of the 17 affected apps, that they either uninstall the apps or restore their devices to […]

State of Mobile Malware Shows Rise in Attacks [Infographic]

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Malware is no longer confined to your notebook, over the past year we’ve seen a big jump in the number of mobile malware attacks that attack your smartphone . Hackers are going after your phone via unofficial app stores and copycat apps in order to access your information and cost you money by dialing and messaging premium numbers. […]

Geinimi Trojan Virus Hits Android Platform

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Mobile security app Lookout has spotted a new Trojan virus by the name of Geinimi, which is targeted at Android handsets. For the most part, most Android users will probably have little to worry about if they remain within Google’s ecosystem and download apps only from Android Market, Google’s official app store for the platform. […]