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99% of mobile malware targets Android

The fact that Android malware is an escalating issue comes as no surprise, but a recent analysis of its sheer ‘market share’ of the mobile malware universe is noteworthy. Infosecurity – Latest News

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Android 4.2 security test reveals OS detects only 15 percent of known malware

Android is in the news yet again for a bit of a security blunder. Google’s most recent operating system release, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, is under fire for its poor recognition of malware with the use of a new featured … Continue reading

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Android 4.2 Gets Malware Scanning Baked In — Sort of

One of the advantages of locking down devices and only allowing apps to be installed through a “walled garden” of an app store is the ability to (theoretically) pre-screen every line of code in every app that’s submitted, which virtually … Continue reading

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Android 4.2 gets remote malware scanning capability

One of the little known capabilities of the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean platform is the ability to scan your phone for potential malware. The feature builds on top of the security technology Google introduced for the Play Store in … Continue reading

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New malware could allow SMS phishing, sideloaders beware

Researchers at NC State University have discovered a new bug in current versions of Android that would allow malware to spoof the sender of an SMS message. The exploit works on Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean, Google has been … Continue reading

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