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80 percent of smartphones unprotected against malware

80 percent of smartphones unprotected against malware
By Ian Barker
A new survey from tech analysts Juniper Research shows that 80 percent of smartphones will remain unprotected throughout 2013 despite growing consumer awareness of mobile security products.

I highly suggest AVAST Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android. You can even block phone numbers in it.

Symantec Warns of Android Trojans That Mutate With Every Download

Researchers from security vendor Symantec have identified a new premium-rate SMS Android Trojan horse that modifies its code every time it gets downloaded in order to bypass antivirus detection.

www.pcworld.com/article/249244/symantec_warns_of_android_trojans_that_mutate_with_every_download.html#tk.nl_wbx_h_crawl1

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Malware on Android begins to spiral out of control

 

Malware aimed at the Android platform has increased five-fold since July, raising questions on the open-door policy Android has in installing apps. IT company Juniper Networks says the reason for this is the Mountain View, Calif. company’s own lax attitude when it comes to oversight.

Malware on Android begins to spiral out of control

How Android Malware Makes Money

 

In the old, old days researchers wrote virus code to prove a point and lone coders released malware that disseminated a message or simply vandalized computers. Modern malware is all about money. Symantec has just released a report on the various techniques used to make a profit from Android-focused malware. Given that Android is now the most widespread mobile platform, it’s a wide-open field for malefactors seeking to cash in.

How Android Malware Makes Money

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Google cuts security corners to gain market share

 

It has been obvious for some time that Google’s app standards for Android are lenient to say the least. That’s why Android is the favored platform for mobile malware. But it turns out that Chrome extensions are a huge, and similar problem that I’m beginning to really worry about.

Google cuts security corners to gain market share

Android Security Flaw Could Expose You to Data Theft – Techlicious

 

posted by Josh Kirschner on May 18, 2011

Researchers at the University of Ulm have identified a security risk with Android phones that could allow someone to access your calendar and contact information over unsecured Wi-Fi networks. Once they gain access to this data, they could use your contacts to phish for personal information or modify a contacts email address so that you unwittingly send potentially confidential information to the intruder. Other apps, such as Picasa web albums, are also vulnerable, and there may be more. All Android phones running version 2.3.3 or earlier (which is basically every Android phone) is at risk.

Android Security Flaw Could Expose You to Data Theft – Techlicious