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Spyware: Lenovo, ZTE Android smartphones may be collecting personal data without permission

Adups Spyware found in Android smartphones made by ZTE, Lenovo. It sends out personal information to China without user's permission.

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Spyware in 700 Million Android Smartphones secretly sends SMS to China every 72 hours

Some 700 million Android smartphones are transmitting phone data to a Chinese server without permission.The spyware is created by Shanghai Adups Technology.

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Mobile Banking malware infects Google Chrome for Android users

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Kaspersky Lab discovered a mobile banking Trojan, Svpeng hiding in Google's advertising network AdSense, affecting Chrome for Android users.

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McAfee Labs Threats Report: February 2015 reveal that Mobile Apps left vulnerable for months

Intel Security released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: February 2015, including assessments of the mobile threat landscape and the failure of mobile app developers to patch critical secure sockets layer (SSL) vulnerabilities, potentially impacting millions of mobile phone users. McAfee Labs researchers found that mobile app providers have been slow to address the most basic SSL vulnerabilities: improper digital certificate ...

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Super-Spyware Regin malware detected in Telekom Malaysia network

Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has published its research on Regin, pronounced “region” – the first cyber-attack platform known to target Telcos with GSM standard mobile networks for surveillance. The attackers behind this platform have compromised computer networks in at least 14 countries around the world. Kaspersky’s report on Regin shows it has the ability to infiltrate GSM ...

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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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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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