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Alcatel-Lucent report estimates 15 million mobile devices are infected with malware

Alcatel-Lucent released new data showing that security threats to mobile and residential devices jumped sharply during the first half of 2014, putting device owners at increased risk of being spied on, having personal information stolen, or experiencing ‘bill shock’ as result of pirated data usage. The Alcatel-Lucent’s Kindsight Security Labs report found that mobile malware infections increased 17 percent during ...

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Almost 80% of the Top 50 Free Apps in Google Play have Fake versions

As the number of mobile users continues to grow, the number of fake apps also grows at an alarming rate. According to a Trend Micro’s survey of the Top 50 free apps in Google Play, almost 80% have corresponding fake versions on third party sources. Even more alarming, 100% of those in the Widgets, Media & Video, and Finance categories ...

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Fortinet urges mobile users to watch out for Ransomware

Fortinet, a high-performance network security company is advising Malaysian mobile device users to be on the alert for mobile ransomware, which has seen a steady increase worldwide in recent months. Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts usage of the device it infects, demanding payment from the end-user in order to regain control over the device. Until recently, ransomware ...

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McAfee warns mobile users to think twice before downloading apps

With the rise in both mobile malware and apps designed to collect personally identifiable information, McAfee, part of Intel Security, warns mobile users to think twice before downloading apps. Recent McAfee research shows that an alarming amount of mobile users are allowing apps to mine their personal data in exchange for use of the app. Over half (51 per cent) ...

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iPhones, iPads, & Macs Locked, held for Ransom in Australia & New Zealand

Symantec has recently detected reports on Apple’s support community and social networks that users in Australia and New Zealand have had their Apple IDs compromised. Apple devices are being remotely locked and held for ransom by someone claiming to be Oleg Pliss, a software engineer at Oracle, who has been randomly chosen to take the fault for the attacks. Based ...

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Free McAfee Mobile Security for Android offers privacy, security & theft protection

McAfee, part of Intel Security, announced the latest version of McAfee Mobile Security for free, that now offers privacy & theft protection, security scans. These scans allow users to identify apps that are oversharing personal information. It also scans for and removes malware and looks for other security threats. McAfee said it makes it simple for users to perform these ...

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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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