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How third-party apps on smartphones could breach your privacy

 May 4, 2012

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What makes a smartphone attractive and useful? The simple answer is the composition and number of compatible applications. On an average, an individual runs around 15-25 apps on his smartphone. Some Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) provide custom made apps on a device, but the popularity of any handset is directly...

Has your Facebook account been hacked? Here’s what to do

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 April 24, 2012

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

We hear about Facebook accounts getting hacked on a daily basis. With hackers dedicated to pounce on the slightest mistake made by a user, cases of Facebook accounts being compromised have become quite unavoidable. There are also instances of a friend or family member getting unauthorized access and misusing the...

5 reasons why your Android Smartphone needs security

 April 6, 2012

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Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android, says that there are nearly 850,000 new Android devices activated on a daily basis since February 2012. Since its inception in 2007, Android has grown at a phenomenal rate and has inched closer to toppling the massive ecosystem that Apple founder, Steve Jobs initiated. At...

Android Malware targeting users with fake Android Market website

 January 19, 2012

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Android malware is targeting users with a fake Android Market website URL that is nothing like the real Android Market website (https://market.android.com). When users click on the in-app ad they are taken to something that looks like the official Google Android Market page that may appear to loom like the...

Android Rougeware targeting “Stevens Creek Software”

 January 12, 2012

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We have received a new malicious Android malware which is using the names of popular games and applications published under the name “Stevens Creek Software” to get installed on the user’s mobile. And the interesting thing about this rogueware is that unlike other Android malware which ask for numerous permissions...

Firefox 8 released!

 November 10, 2011

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Mozilla announced today the official release of Firefox 8, a new version of the popular open source web browser. The modest update introduces a few new features and brings a number of minor improvements to the browser’s underlying HTML renderer. The built-in search box in Firefox’s navigation toolbar has been...

Android malware disguises itself as Google+ App

 August 18, 2011

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We have received a new Android malware from the Anrdoid market whose icon is like a Google+ app. This app is particularly dangerous as it gathers GPS data, call logs, text messages and even records phone calls before sending the information off to a remote server. After installation it asks...

Android Focus Stealing Vulnerability

 August 10, 2011

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Android allows applications to voluntarily come to the foreground or to become active while user is using another application. However, because Android’s SDK (Software Development Kit) allows apps to be pushed to the foreground, Android allows users to dismiss and override this behaviour be hitting the back button. This Android...

Conversation spying Android Trojan

 August 3, 2011

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It seems that Android malware is improving day by day. We have received an interesting malware which can store call logs, record whole conversations and even send them to remote computers owned by malicious controllers. Most of the previous Android malware we have seen has either sent text messages or...