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Symantec 2014 Internet Security Threat Report: More Android malware, iOS has the highest number of vulnerabilities

Attackers are researching what they can do on Android, and their attacks are becoming more sophisticated according to Symantec in its latest 2014 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 19. Symantec is saying that Android is the most targeted mobile operating system platform with 97% of the total threat while they were 0% threat against iOS. Symantec tracks the number of ...

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Kaspersky Safe Browser for Windows Phone, available for Free

Online security company, Kaspersky Lab has released its Kaspersky Safe Browser for Windows Phone mobile operating system to safeguard web surfing on smartphones. The application is now available as a free download from Windows Phone Store. The new solution boasts protection against phishing, a widespread threat that affects PCs and mobile devices alike. Phishing scams see cybercriminals create fake sites ...

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Kaspersky: Analysis of the Mobile Threat Landscape in 2013

The experts at online security firm, Kaspersky Lab have published the results of their analysis of the mobile threat landscape in 2013. 2013 in figures:

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Malicious Ads on Facebook targeted at Android users

Panda Security, an online security company, has uncovered a new attack on Android users. This is a highly elaborate ploy that originates on Facebook, where cyber-criminals advertise a series of apps. When users access Facebook from their Android mobile device, they will see different messages under the title ‘Suggested Post’ advertising WhatsApp tips like: “Want to know how to see ...

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Android still the Number One target, Malicious Android apps hits 10 million

Kaspersky Lab reveals that cyber-scammers are continuing to focus their attention on Android mobiles, based on their recent report that the number of malicious Android apps out there topped the 10 million mark. “In terms of the mobile operating systems that are being targeted by malware, nothing has significantly changed in 2013. Android is still target number one, attracting a ...

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Beware of WhatsApp for PC, its a Malware

Over the past two weeks, an email has been spreading online claiming that WhatsApp for PC is now available. The email contains a link which leads to a malware download that could damage desktop computers and laptops. Russian based-online security vendor, Kaspersky Lab said that if the victim clicks on the link, it will lead him/her to a hacked server ...

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Over 1 Million Mobile Malware out there, Android is the main target

Google’s Android mobile operating system is less than 6-years old, but is already under attack by more than a million(1 million) malware threats and high-risk applications, according to new data from security software firm Trend Micro. In comparison, it took a decade for PC malware to reach this number of threats. To date(as of September 2013), more than 1 billion ...

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SIM Cards are now Vulnerable, may affect some 500 million mobile phones Worldwide

A security researcher who once revealed that GSM networks are no longer secure has made headlines again. This time, Karsten Nohl, a  German cryptographer and founder of Berlin’s Security Research Labs claims that a flaw in the encryption technology used by some SIM cards in mobile devices can be exploited to take control of the device or remotely clone the ...

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Norton Mobile Security Update now offers Mobile Insight

The world’s leading online security vendor, Symantec, has recently released the latest version of Norton Mobile Security. The latest updates to Norton Mobile Security for Android(version 3.5.0.1025) address privacy with a new intelligence technology called Norton Mobile Insight. Privacy risk scans powered by Norton Mobile Insight will reveal which mobile applications may put the user’s personal information at risk. The ...

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New Android Vulnerability Affects 99% of Devices

The new vulnerability in Android phones, codenamed ‘Master Key’, allows installed apps to be modified without its user awareness. Existed since Android 1.6, it affects 99% of Android devices or potentially up to 900 million smartphones. The vulnerability was first publicly disclosed by the Jeff Forristal, CTO of Blubox. It allows cybercriminals to inject malicious code into legitimate apps without ...

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Facebook Android App collects User Contacts without Permission

The latest stable release of the Facebook for Android application appears to be collecting user’s contact list(phone numbers) without permission and then uploads it to Facebook servers. Norton by Symantec, a leading antivirus provider, revealed its findings in a blog post, that when the first time a user launch the Facebook Android application, even before logging in, their phone numbers will ...

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Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 18

In the latest Symantec Corp’s Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 18 (ISTR) published last month, the leading IT security company indicates a surge in overall cybercrime during 2012 as compared to the prior year. Highlighting the increase in vulnerability of manufacturing sector and small businesses, the report also highlighted the heightened risk of ransomware and mobile threats to consumers, particularly ...

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McAfee Mobile Security Trends Report

Leading online security vendor, McAfee Labs today released the results of its Mobile Security: McAfee Consumer Trends Report, documenting sophisticated and complex risky apps containing multi-faceted scams, black market crimes, drive-by downloads and near-field communication threats. The report identifies a new wave of techniques hackers use to steal digital identities, commit financial fraud, and invade users’ privacy on mobile devices. ...

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Android Application on Solar Charging Steals Information- Symantec

In the September 2012 edition of the Symantec Intelligence Report, the world’s leading online security vendor discovered an Android application– Android.Sumzand – claims to convert the smartphone screen into a solar panel that can charge the battery. Unfortunately, Android devices do not contain solar panels—a critical component needed to turn light into electricity. Naturally the application can do nothing of ...

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[App] Free Sophos Mobile Security for Android

IT security vendor, Sophos has just announced the availability of Sophos Mobile Security, a free lightweight anti-virus app that protects Android devices against malware, privacy issues and hardware loss. Sophos Mobile Security automatically scans apps as users install them, blocking undesirable software and malicious code that can lead to data loss and unexpected costs. In addition to safeguarding devices from ...

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