Posts Tagged ‘malware’

Android and Malware: Protecting Yourself from Threats

August 17th, 2012 Leave a comment
Android and Malware: Protecting Yourself from Threats

As our mobile devices become more prevalent, we tend to use them for the most sensitive of tasks. Banking, business applications, email and social networks are all available through our Android devices. Along with our favorite applications, malware and trojans are also making their way onto the scene and into our information. In this article we will look at how to protect yourself from these threats and keep your data safe. Often, malware makes its way onto our device through applications we have installed in the Android marketplace. While there are differing opinions on mobile security, you… View full post »

Android Malware: Should You Be Concerned?

July 8th, 2011 Leave a comment
Android Malware: Should You Be Concerned?

There have been, recently, a fair number of apps pulled from the Android market because they were, in fact, malware; they would dial pay numbers and do other shady things, including stealing contacts. Though Google has since pulled these apps from the market, the lingering, uncomfortable question remains: Should we be worried about Android malware? The question is difficult to answer because of the layers of meaning in that question, but for the most part we can say this: though no computing platform is ever truly safe, Android users who do not stray from the official Android markets will, for the most… View full post »