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Malware targeting Android jumps 76 percent

The amount of malware targeted at Android devices jumped 76 percent since last quarter, to become the most attacked mobile operating system, according to McAfee. 2011 has also …

Trojanized Android app intercepts messages to hide costly subscriptions

Another trojanized Android app that monitors received text messages for keywords has been uncovered by Trend Micro, and this time, the feature is not used for spying but to …

Android malware answers calls, eavesdrops on users

Android users are two-and-a-half times as likely to encounter malware today than just six months ago, say the recently revealed results of an extensive analysis by Lookout. …

Android app for confidential messaging

VaporStream announced its Android application, available for free to users in the Android Market. The app allows VaporStream customers to communicate without fear of …

Android malware masquerading as love test app

Online Chinese third party app stores are a treasure trove of Android malware which hides under many guises. Their goal is often the same: get permission from the user to send …

Android Forensics: Investigation, Analysis and Mobile Security for Google Android

The open source nature of the platform has not only established a new direction for the industry, but enables a developer or forensic analyst to understand the device at the …

Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android now with live tracking anti-theft feature

Bitdefender added two major new features to its free Mobile Security for Android Beta. The new anti-theft function allows users to easily track where their device is and to …

Parental control software for smartphones

Code9 Mobile launched Code9 Mobile, a smartphone application that enables families to establish acceptable cell phone usage rules so kids learn to use their mobile devices in …

SMS spying Android Trojan triggered by keywords

Another week, another trojanized Android app. And, according to Trend Micro researchers, this one has a functionality that differentiates it from similar previous ones: it …

Drive-by attacks targeting smartphones are in our future

A new study that has analyzed the behavior of 10,000 applications downloaded from the Android Market, shows that many mobile applications leak personal information and that …

Call-recording Trojan is actually unethical app

The recently discovered Android Trojan that records actual phone conversations seems to represent a lesser danger than previously thought. For one thing, it isn’t hidden …

Mobile threats soared in past six months

Mobile malware has increased significantly, and Android users are two-and-a-half times as likely to encounter malware today than just six months ago, says Lookout. Based on …

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