Unless you add extra layers of security to ensure that it remains private, email is an incredibly vulnerable form of communication, especially on a mobile device. As more and more people realize that sensitive information sent through emails is vulnerable to spying, cybercriminals and corporate espionage, they are looking for better ways to communicate safely.
The other day, I had a very confusing day, thanks to my laptop going nuts on me. I thought for sure that I got infected by a virus or some malware. No matter what search I did on Google, I always got redirected to search results for “biometrics”.
It didn’t stop there. When creating a new post, the title field and time stamp kept reverting to specific data. It.drove.me.nuts.
And I panicked. I immediately downloaded Avast for Mac and did a full system scan, but everything was clean.
A bit of malware discovered by researchers at Symantec this week reverses the target-selection priorities of most malware designs by treating Windows-based PCs as a path to Android devices, rather than as the primary target. “We’ve seen Android…
You are already meticulous about which links you click, you understand the warning signs of an adware infected app, and you have tight security on your computer – but, a new breed of malware can get past all of those precautions! According to Gizmodo, the new malware leaps between devices using audio signals that are undetectable by the human ear. So, how are you to prepare yourself?
Mobile security company F-Secure has recently released a report on the status of mobile threats in 2012. The report covers a lot of ground, but the most striking result is that Android is the main platform being targeted by hackers. From the get go, the executive summary of the report picks out Android.
Android malware has been strengthening its position in the mobile threat scene. Every quarter, malware authors bring forth new threat families and variants to lure more victims and to update on the existing ones.
In the fourth quarter alone, 96 new families and variants of Android threats were discovered, which almost doubles the number recorded in the previous quarter. A large portion of this number was contributed by PremiumSMS—a family of malware that generates profit through shady SMS-sending practices—which unleashed 21 new variants.