Android is the most popular OS in the world and it dominates the smartphone OS market authoritatively. However, being the king comes with advantages and disadvantages.
If you’re an Android user and you most probably are, read this article very carefully as you may be one of the over 85 million Android users world-wide infected with HummingBad malware by a Chinese Ad firm. The firm is called Yingmob and it has been found to control tens of millions of Android running devices all around the world, thus getting more than $300,000 per month in ad revenue (fraudulent, obviously).
In 2012 Android was found to account for 79% of all mobile malware, but it seems as though last year it had a dramatic increase to 97%. Both of these figures come from F-Secure. Now those numbers are headline worth numbers and we are sure that most will run with Android being a virus infected […]
The Android platform has long been criticised for its openness that can lead to it being attacked by malware or other threats, and now Google fixes a worrying Android security exploit that has reportedly been around for years and could affect millions of devices. There have been claims that a vulnerability has been found in […]
There will be many of us that have some kind of security software installed onto our computers especially if its running Windows, but this is not often the case with our smartphones that are now like mini PCs in our pockets. Now new research has found that Mobile Malware has grown massively with Android being […]
It appears there is yet another threat to the Android operating system out there, this time bringing the risk of wiping data, including contacts, photos or music or disabling the smartphone due to a security flaw that was found several months ago, but has apparently gone unnoticed since then. According to an article over on […]
More of us now have smartphones that we use for such things as banking and reading emails amongst other things. But in doing this we have opened ourselves up to the criminal element out there that see smartphone use as the perfect opportunity to commit crime. The Android platform is currently in the firing line […]
The Carrie IQ controversy rears its ugly head again today with news that Carrier IQ software is being search for by a new Android malware that is targeting smartphone users in France and the Android Trojan app is called Android.Qicsomos and is apparently spread via spam or phishing. According to an article over on Gadgets, […]
Trend Micro has recently released its new Android mobile security software; this is all about the new launch of Titanium Tablet Security for Android that will protect both tablets and smartphones that uses the Google Android operating system. There are a few main features that stick out the most with the new Mobile Security Personal […]
Apparently there’s a new Android threat on the loose that is known as GGTracker and is a new type of malware that targets Android users through adverts, apparently the Trojan isn’t found in the Android Market like others but rather hits your Android device via in-app ads. According to the guys over on Phandroid, Lookout […]