Tag Archives: Android

What You Should be Aware of When Using Your Android Device

As we all migrate towards using smartphones and tablets, we need to be aware of the risks associated with them. Most of us know that we need to protect our computers with security software, but we don’t always take that precaution with our mobile devices. In fact nearly 75% of Americans do not use mobile Read more…

My favorite avast! user feedback so far in 2013, from a ‘moonshiner’ in Wyoming

As most of our readers and fans know, we now protect more devices (PC, Mac, and Android) globally than any other antivirus provider. As our business model is such that our freemium software serves as our ‘advertising’ (we don’t do traditional advertising), and most of our users come to us via referrals, we receive quite […]

SMS Trojan Targets South Korean Android Devices

It’s a common misconception that mobile malware is a problem limited to users in a particular geographical region such as China or Eastern Europe. Last week, McAfee Labs mobile research department received a mobile malware sample that targets Android mobile phone users in South Korea. The sample pretends to be a popular coffee shop coupon Read more…

More Than 30% of People Don’t Password Protect Their Mobile Devices

Are you guilty as charged? Whenever I bring this up in a group setting, it astonishes me how many people raise their hands. I wonder if they realize that they are putting all the personal information contained on their mobile device at risk. The unfortunate reality is that everyone loses things, and our devices can Read more…

Trend Micro Announces New Mobile Security for Consumers with Privacy Protection for Facebook

In the face of increasing concerns over privacy on Facebook and an avalanche of 1 million malicious Android™ apps, Trend Micro supercharges its top ranked mobile security solution.

MWC 2013: What’s the Hot Ticket?

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Mobile World Congress, or MWC to the veterans, has arrived once again. We’ve been busy preparing for this event for the past couple of months, and now that we’re here, we’re faced with sleep deprivation, increased caffeine intake, and indecision as to whether or not we’ll need a sweater in the confusing Barcelona climate.  Nevertheless, Read more…

Risky Mobile Applications Plague Users

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Once you own a smartphone or tablet, you are not likely to give it up. But it is essential that you can understand where the risks are and steer around them as you enjoy your mobile digital life. With the growth in mobile exploding, it is only natural for cybercriminals to move towards that device Read more…

Oops – Have You Forgotten to Secure Your Devices?

Isn’t Christmas and the school holidays a whirlwind? Between holiday ‘catch-ups’, the very intense family schedule and New Year’s celebrations, it can be a wonderful yet often exhausting time. Sometime it is hard to find a moment to think! But now school has begun and the dust has settled. Phew! So, I have to ask Read more…

Get Smart?Lock Down Your Apps

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Apps are what make smartphones smart. Without apps, smartphones would just be regular feature phones. Apps are what make our smartphones into our most personal computers. And like our computers, we need to protect our smartphones and apps. Some of the most commonly used apps on the Android platform such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Gmail Read more…

What’s on Your Phone? A Lot More than You Realize.

It’s funny to me that when having conversations about technology people still don’t see the parallel between their smartphone and their computer. Today, smartphone are connected to the Internet and have much of the same information as the personal computer, if not more. Now Androids and other smartphones have become little mini handheld computers. Carriers Read more…