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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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Kaspersky Lab Discovers The First Ever Malware in Apple App Store

Kaspersky Lab have spotted an app known as “Find and Call” in both the iPhone App Store and Google Play marketplace. The malicious app masquerades as a tool for simplifying contact lists but it instead uploads a user’s full contact list to a remote server and proceeds to send SMS and email spam to every person in the list. Believe ...

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Kaspersky- When It Comes To Security, Apple may be “10 Years” Behind Microsoft

The recent Flashback/Flashfake malware outbreak targeting Apple’s Mac computers is likely to be just the start of a new wave of attacks aimed at the system, according to Kaspersky founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky. The CEO said that Apple is years behind Microsoft when it comes to security, and the company will have to change the ways it approaches updates ...

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Security hole found in Facebook app for iOS & Android

A security flaw was found in Facebook app for iOS & Android. It appears that Facebook’s iOS and Android clients don’t encrypt users’ logon credentials, leaving them in a folder that is accessible to other apps or USB connections. According to a media report-  A rogue application, or two minutes with a USB connection, are all that’s needed to lift ...

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