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Android users to get Apple-baiting fingerprint protection “by next year”

Apple’s fingerprint sensor has drawn a huge amount of attention (and hack attempts) ever since it launched on iPhone 5S – but it seems Android users will get their own fingerprint protection shortly.

Skorpion smartphone charger lights up if your phone contains malware

Plugging your smartphone in to charge up could soon offer an alert that you’ve contracted malware – with a new charger that lights up when it detects malicious software. For businesses, it could be a “last line of defense” against employees bringing infected devices to work.

Últimas investigaciones en amenazas y protecciones en dispositivos móviles

Seguimos compartiendo con ustedes sobre lo que sucede en Berlin, en el marco de la Virus Bulletin 2013, para mantenerlos informados acerca de las últimas tendencias e investigaciones dentro del mundo de los antivirus y la lucha contra los códigos maliciosos. Sí, vamos a hablar de mobile. Durante el día de hoy, uno de las

Resumen de amenazas de septiembre de 2013

Tenemos el agrado de compartir con ustedes el reporte mensual de amenazas y tendencias correspondientes a septiembre, mes que se caracterizó entre otras cosas, por algunos acontecimientos relacionados a las plataformas móviles y la seguridad de la información. El primer suceso tiene que ver con el lanzamiento del sistema operativo para móviles iOS 7.0 (y

ASA: Nueva aplicación para controlar el acceso a los recursos en Android

En el día ayer asistimos a la charla “Modification to the android operating system’s resource control” dictada por Ayelén Chávez y Joaquín Rinaudo, como tesis para su carrera de ciencias de la computación. ¿En qué consiste su proyecto? Tal como es conocido, las aplicaciones en Android requieren ciertos permisos para poder ejecutarse. Dichos permisos están

Grand Theft Android: Gamers warned to avoid fake “iFruit” GTA app

Android gamers have been warned to be wary of Grand Theft Auto V’s official “partner” app – Grand Theft Auto iFruit – after a slew of fake, malicious apps appeared online in advance of the real version. The app, available now on iPhone, allows gamers to customise cars, and interact with a virtual pet –

“More trouble” brewing as mobile threats multiply “exponentially”, ex-ISACA chief warns

Mobile threats are becoming more complex, and more difficult to deal with as more and more devices become connected, a former vice-president of security trade body ISACA has warned.

Hesperbot: un nuevo troyano bancario avanzado

La siguiente publicación es una traducción y adaptación del post “Hesperbot – A new, Advanced Banking Trojan in the wild” escrito por Robert Lipovsky y publicado en We Live Security. Recientemente, se descubrió un troyano bancario que afecta a usuarios que utilizan los servicios de banca en línea. Este troyano afectó a usuarios de Turquía,

Millions of Android users open to attacks due to old versions of OS, FBI warns

Android has become a “primary” target for malware, and nearly half its users are open to attacks due to running old versions of the OS, according to an internal bulletin reportedly from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.

Paranoid Android user? Maybe this “security pouch” will help

The waterproof metal-fabric pocket ensures users cannot be tracked or contacted – offering a level of privacy that DIY alternatives such as cocktail shakers cannot match.

Safe Summer PC Usage – beat the heat and stay secure with your laptop, tablet or smartphone

Beat the heat, find somewhere cool to compute! But first check our tips on how to more safely navigate the mall, lobby, library, coffee shop or wherever you go to chill out with your digital devices.

Avoid “droid rage”: Five tips to keep your Android secure

Many people leave phones and tablets “open” to criminals – both the cyber variety, and the ordinary, non-cyber kind. Our tips should help your handset safe.

Android spyware “on rise” as snooper apps multiply

Spyware is a growing threat on Android phones, according to research by Kindsight Labs, a division of Alcatel-Lucent.

Is your new app what it seems? How to spot the latest Android scams

Spotting “bad” apps on Android is not always easy – with cybercriminals finding new tricks every month to fool phone and tablet users into downloading malware.

Android malware attacks skyrocket in China

Mobile malware is growing at an extraordinary rate in China – with 25 times more detections of malicious programs last year than in 2011, according to official data released this week.

Android “master key” leaves 900 million devices vulnerable, researchers claim

Up to 900 million devices running Android could be affected by a new vulnerability which would allow cybercriminals “full control” over affected handsets, Bluebox Labs has warned.

Fake BBM app fools 100,000 Android users by targeting rumored release date

Cybercriminals cashed in on an internet rumor to fool 100,000 Android users into downloading a fake BlackBerry Messenger app for Android.

Sky TV app users worry after broadcaster Google Play “hack”

Users of British broadcaster Sky’s Android apps were left worried after hackers defaced the company’s Google Play page, and simultaneously sent out a warning via a company Twitter account that the apps had been “hacked and replaced”.

Wireless carriers put customers at risk by failing to patch Android, says civil liberties group

Wireless carriers Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are putting customers at risk by failing to fix well-known security vulnerabilities on Android phones, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Android app store has serious clean-up with 60,000 apps removed

60,000 Android apps were removed from Google’s Play app store this February. Categories such as personalization (ringtone apps) were targeted heavily, with 12,277 deletions.

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