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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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