Tag Archives: Android
By now you’ve probably heard about BadNews, a malware family that is targeting Android phones. In a blog post of April 19, the security firm Lookout reported that it had discovered BadNews in 32 apps across 4 different developer accounts in Google Play. Lookout reported its findings to Google, and the apps (and developers) have subsequently been removed from the … Read more
Mobile malware threats increased 163% to more than 65,000 in 2012, according to a new report by NQ Mobile. This huge year-to-year spike in threats are mostly impacting a single operating system, with nearly 95 percent of all mobile malware discovered in 2012 targeting the Android OS, according to NQ Mobile, its 2012 Security Report is based on insights from … Read more
The discovery of an apparent botnet comprising Android devices opens up yet another chapter in the developing march of mayhem in the smart phone world. More and more, we are seeing cyber criminals taking advantage of profit opportunities on mobile devices.
Kaspersky Lab’s Ryan Naraine had the most eloquent commentary on the news that Research in Motion (RIM) was posting first quarter losses (RIM stock was down more than 7% in trading by late afternoon Wednesday and has been down about 80% in the last 12 months). He simply Tweeted “Damn” with a link to a news article. I think that … Read more
Mobile malware continues to increase, focused heavily on adware and sending premium-rate SMS services, according to McAfee’s first quarter Threats Report. In addition to simple SMS malware, McAfee reports increasingly sophisticated backdoor Trojans on Android, which uses a root exploit to take control of the phone and receive commands, as well as sending SMS messages based on the country of … Read more