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“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.

Rogue developers hiding Android malware in apps on Google Play

Respected security blogger Brian Krebs reports that an “explosion in Android malware” is being fuelled by a growing market for hijacked of rogue developer accounts on Google Play, Google’s official Android app store.

Android security issues: does a Microsoft Windows analogy make sense?

Malware targeting Android devices shows no signs of relenting, despite the enthusiasm of Android fans. We look at key data points and weigh risks to users.

Resumen de amenazas de febrero

Tenemos el agrado de compartir con ustedes el reporte mensual de amenazas y tendencias correspondientes a febrero, mes en el que pudimos observar numerosos ataques informáticos perpetrados por grupos desconocidos hacia empresas tan importantes como Facebook, Apple, y Twitter. Asimismo, algunos de estos incidentes estuvieron directamente relacionados con la explotación de serias vulnerabilidades presentes en

Resumen de amenazas de enero

Tenemos el agrado de compartir con ustedes el reporte mensual de amenazas y tendencias correspondientes a enero, mes que se caracterizó entre varias cosas, por el lanzamiento de la versión 6.0 de los productos de ESET. En esta línea y considerando que los servicios de webmail, redes sociales y bancos son los sitios más suplantados

Resumen de amenazas de diciembre

Tenemos el agrado de compartir con ustedes el reporte mensual de amenazas y tendencias correspondientes a diciembre, el último mes del año. Aprovechando esta época y en conjunto con la publicación del resumen de Tendencias 2013: cambios en la propagación y ataques informáticos (parte II), hemos lanzado una tabla que resume los principales acontecimientos de

Securing Your Holiday Tech Gifts, Part 2: Android Guide

The Android ecosystem has taken the market by storm in the last few years, with hundreds of millions of devices, smartphones and tablets, already in the hands of customers, and more on the way this holiday season. As you will know if you read our recent blog post about malware trends in 2013, malicious code

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