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Marcher – Malware Alert

Malware on Android is becoming more popular every month due to the complex nature of the Android vendor model with some many variants, unlike Apple. Marcher is a trojan that is designed to steal your financial details by masquerading as an Adobe Flash update. How the malware is …

Over 2.1 million Android devices downloaded malware in 2015

Quite a shocking headline in many ways, though it ought to be borne in mind that there are somewhere in the region of 1.5 billion Android devices registered for use around the globe.  The information comes from Google’s second annual security report.  Despite this figure, Google are quick …

Leaked Malware code for Android

In has been reported that the source code for some Android malware that steals your online banking credentials and details from your handset, according to IBM. There is an assumption that it can only steal banking information if you use your handset for online banking and download third-apps …

Malware that can root your device and delete everything

In the security news this week, there has been a new form of malware named “Mazar BOT” which has the ability to “root” your Android device and erase everything on the handset. The malware was discovered by Heimdal Security and was released this week in a blog. The …

13 More malicious apps removed from Google Play

We reported late last year the ever increasing malicious applications appearing on the Google Play application store. Google removed 13 applications which appeared in the store as games however they were able to execute unauthorised commands and code which was difficult to remove. The games contained malware similar to …

More evidence of Android malware hijacking

We recently reported on various studies and stories about Android being vulnerable and various applications been hijacked by malware. It is important to stress at this point, with due care and attention to where you are downloading applications from – you will reduce the risk of an attack on your …

Google to release Verify Apps security update to Android

Android if full of malware and viruses isn’t it? Well no, not unless you believe the hype. Yes the Android operating system has its weaknesses, but as long as you’re careful and not go around side-loading apps from the less desirable sites things should be OK. This is …

Our Saturday Omnibus

Hello weekend people. I’ve been told this morning that a couple of videos I uploaded this week were a little corrupted. I’ve now re-uploaded them, and I firmly blame a combination of bad weather, a droppy WiFi connection and wholesale gas prices. First, our look at some of …

Lookout Mobile Security for Android undergoes major update

Ok, so you have spent months looking forward to getting a new handset, weeks agonising over which OS, which handset and then even more time haggling with your network for a decent tariff. Finally your brand new device arrives and there it is looking all nice and shiny, …

The State of Mobile Security

All too often in the news are reports of hackers, websites breaking down, personal details being stolen and posted and various other nefarious activities to do with privacy and security. With the burgeoning smartphone world the opportunity for hacking and data theft is growing exponentially which is why …

Google announce Bouncer for Android

Finally Google have decided to do something about the horrendous amount of malware in the Android Market. Phew. Google have come up with several ways in which they can scan apps once they are submitted to the market. They are also going to scan all of the existing …

Microsoft dishing out free Windows Phones to “Droidrage” sufferers

Remember those text message issues on Windows Phone? If we’re honest there’s not a massive chance of your phone getting trashed, but the possibility of your Messaging Hub going AWOL is possible. So why, we may ask, are Microsoft mocking Android malware victims? The marketing stunt is running …

Android OS – Now The Most Hacked Mobile Platform

A recent report from security giants McAfee suggests that Google’s Android OS is the platform of choice for hackers currently. The report goes on to note that the levels of malicious software or “malware” targeting the Android OS jumped 37% in the 3rd quarter of 2011, and that …

Malware for Android on the increase.

Is it really? Who knows? Over the last few weeks I keep hearing more and more about how Android is getting more and more malware apps in the market. Various reports keep appearing with claims like this “Sightings of Android malware have surged 475 percent since July this …