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Latest security news updates from the week gone by

 January 18, 2013

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India and hardware makers at loggerheads over cyber security guidelines The Indian Government wants all hardware manufacturers to include a mandatory brochure on cyber security. This stretches to all forms of hardware right from computers and mobile phones to modems and USB drives. However, the hardware companies are not too...

Security news and updates from the last week

 December 21, 2012

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Major security flaw found in Samsung devices, Samsung working on solution Samsung manufactures the Exynos 4 quad-core and dual-core chips for its flagship products like Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note II. However, a security flaw has been discovered in these SoC (system on a chip) processors that makes...

How smartphone attacks make money at the expense of the victim?

 November 28, 2012

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The massive surge in smartphone usage all over the world has allowed scammers to devise several ways to monetize vulnerable devices. For the victim these attack vectors represent a loss of data, time and money. But for the attacker these methods are primarily used to gain monetary benefits. So how...

Security news updates from the last week

 October 27, 2012

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Android apps are still not completely secure, say German researchers German researchers have found that heavily encrypted Android apps are also susceptible to losing crucial data about their users. They tested several free apps from Google Play and found that they could successfully carry out man-in-the-middle attacks against most of...

Google Play Store may soon get a built-in malware scanner

 October 15, 2012

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Google intends to release a future update to its Google Play Store that will provide client-side protection from malware present in malicious applications. This malware scanner will analyze an application when a user attempts to install it on an Android device. If there is a known strain of malware present...

Fake Quick Heal Mobile Security application found on Russian website

 August 24, 2012

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In the past we have highlighted numerous fake antivirus applications that are available through unsolicited third-party sources. Installing such apps can turn out to be highly risky and should be actively avoided by Android users. ‘Sideloading’ is the process of installing Android apps from third-party sources other than the Google...

Latest security news from the last week

 August 10, 2012

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Tech journalist blames Amazon and Apple for hack Mat Honan, formerly of Gizmodo, saw all his accounts hacked and devices wiped clean this week thanks to some elementary flaws in Amazon’s and Apple’s support systems. Anyone interested in security should read details about this ‘epic hacking‘. Apparently, all the hacker...

Security news updates from the last week

 July 27, 2012

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Android malware learns a new trick Mobile security software and a cautious nature can help you avoid risky apps over the Android Market (Google Play). But researchers have now discovered a way to convert good apps into malicious ones via an update, after they have been installed on a device....

Android malware creates clones of popular apps and tricks victims

 July 23, 2012

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Our malware analysis team has discovered a new social engineering trick used by criminals to target Android users. The attack vector guides the victim to a fake application market (or an untrustworthy third-party source). Once there, the victim downloads clones of popular apps that are cleverly disguised. Once such an...

When Facebook Apps cease to be ‘Cool’

 May 7, 2012

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Have you ever wondered why certain ads show up in the right hand corner of your Facebook page? A closer look at these ads and you will be surprised at the volumes they speak about your lifestyle choices – be it exclusive shoes from an e-retailer or a self-development course!...