Android Master Key Malware Surfaces in China

The first known malware to exploit the Android master key vulnerability described by BlueBox Security has been found in an application market based in China, a McAfee researcher reported this week. Mobile malware researcher Daisuke Nakajima said the app used the vulnerability Continue Reading →

I Spy With My Little Eye…A Scam!

If someone offered you the opportunity to secretly read your friends’ instant messages without being detected, would you want to do that? You could spy on your significant other, or your friends and coworkers—and no one would be the wiser. All you Continue Reading →

There’s BadNews, and There’s Really Bad News

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 Continue Reading →

NQ Mobile: 95 Percent Of All Mobile Malware Afflicts Android OS

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 Continue Reading →

Malware Threats And Inconsistent BYOD Policy Driving Mobile Security Market Growth

The mobile security services market has no where to go but up, according to a new industry forecast. The confluence of a 261% uptick in the number of mobile threats, coupled with increasingly complex malware designed to exploit a wider range of Continue Reading →

FBI and IC3 Warn of FinFisher and Loozfon Malware Targeting Android Devices

Android’s open architecture has made the operating system an increasingly attractive target for malware designers seeking to exploit mobile devices and pilfer sensitive information. Accordingly, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued new warnings for Android Continue Reading →

As RIM loses money and market share, we lose ground
in the effort to secure 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 Continue Reading →

Mobile device adoption is highest-risk computing initiative;
Symantec upgrades mobile security on heels of survey

Mobile device security is hot. In Symantec’s new survey of 6725 organization in 43 countries identified it as the top computing initiative risk (41%) — a greater area of concern than public cloud computing (35%). Symantec has followed up the survey with Continue Reading →