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Simplocker – Android Ransomware Alert!

 June 11, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Last year, we came across a malware named Android Defender. This malware, once inside the victim’s phone, locks the device and demands a ransom to unblock it. This malware is classified as a screen-blocker type ransomware. But now, it seems like hackers have stepped up their game. A new Android...

Alert for users of Instagram, Bitly and Android and other security news

 May 10, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

There is no such thing as a slow news day, as every week is filled with stories of hacked websites, stolen passwords, new variants of Android malware and other security updates. The computer and mobile security industry never sits still, and this week we have yet more reasons for you...

Pinterest Hacked, Facebook Buys Oculus and More – Latest Security News

 March 29, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Interesting security news unfolded this week as Facebook bought Oculus Rift for $2 Billion. What could Facebook possibly want with virtual reality gaming you ask? Well, that remains to be seen. Here are some more notable stories. Google Glass Can be Misused as a High Tech Spyware Researchers at California...

Leaked passwords, Android malware and Google sued – Latest security news

 March 22, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

With another week gone by, there are several noteworthy developments that have taken place in the security and tech world. Here are some relevant stories that will interest and worry you at the same time. 4.6 million Snapchat user IDs leaked online Snapchat, a photo messaging app for Android and...

New Android Malware known as Android.AVPasser.A Detected

 March 18, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

A new variation of mobile malware that affects Android based devices has been detected by the Quick Heal Labs. An innovative feature of this malware is that it detects certain mobile security applications on the device and modifies their databases in order to avoid detection. Quick Heal Detection: Android.AVPasser.A As...

Fake Android Antivirus Alert!

 February 10, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Apparently, a new malicious application is on the loose that poses as an antivirus software for Android devices. In this post, we give you a quick brief about what this malware is all about. Quick Heal has detected this Android malware as Android.Agent.BU. Before installation, the application asks the user...

Protect your Android with Quick Heal Total Security

 November 13, 2013

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

If our readers can recall, then in an earlier post we presented a report on the top 20 Android malware. In this post, we tell you how Quick Heal can help protect your Android devices from the ever-growing malware threat. Android malware growth since 2012 As of September 2013, the...

The Top 20 Android Malware – How they work

 October 17, 2013

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

In our earlier blog post, we talked about the top 20 malware plaguing the Android platform. In this post, we will give you an insight into how each of these malware function once they gain entry into targeted devices. The Top 20 Android Malware 1. Android.FakeRun.A • Android.FakeRun.A is designed...

The Top 20 Android Malware – Quick Heal Mobile Threat Report

 October 15, 2013

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Since the time Android made its entry into the Smartphone arena, it ruffled quite a few players; even the big ones. At present time, Google Android grips a tight 51.6% of the US market share (source: www.androidcentral.com, report as of August 2013). The open source nature of Android has made...