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BadNews bug hits Android app store

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Apps downloaded at least two million times from Google Play were infected with malware that tried to rack up charges for premium rate numbers, say researchers....
BadNews bug hits Android app store

For Hackers, Attacking Phones and Tablets Is the New Hotness

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Among the set of people who dream up new ways to attack digital infrastructure for pleasure and profit, PCs and Web sites are old hat. The new hotness is mobile devices, smart phone and tablets, which people are buying in ever larger numbers and doing everything from banking to shopping...
For Hackers, Attacking Phones and Tablets Is the New Hotness
Hacker arrested in France for stealing about 500,000 euros using malware apps

Circumventing Google’s Bouncer, Android’s anti-malware system

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In response to the increasingly large target its Android operating system was presenting to hackers, Google rolled out the “Bouncer” anti-malware system in February 2012. Bouncer was designed to filter out malicious apps before they ever showed up in the Android Market, as it was called at the time. The...
Circumventing Google’s Bouncer, Android’s anti-malware system

New Android Trojan app exploits previously unknown flaws

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A newly discovered Trojan program exploits previously unknown flaws in Android and borrows techniques from Windows malware in order to evade detection and achieve persistence on infected devices. Security researchers from antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab named the new malicious application Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a and labeled it the most sophisticated Android Trojan...
New Android Trojan app exploits previously unknown flaws

Android is under attack: New malware threats tripled in Q2

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According to security research firm Kaspersky Labs, the volume of new malware targeting Android devices nearly tripled in the second quarter of 2012. Over the three-month period, the company found more than 14,900 new malicious programs targeting the platform. Nearly half of the malicious files were classified as multi-functional...
Android is under attack: New malware threats tripled in Q2

Security researchers hack Android via NFC to gain full control, steal data from a Samsung Galaxy S3

thenextweb.com
Security researchers participating in the Mobile Pwn2Own contest at the EuSecWest Conference in Amsterdam today demonstrated how to hack Android through a Near Field Communication (NFC) vulnerability. The 0day exploit was developed by four MWR Labs employees (two in South Africa and two in the UK) for a Samsung Galaxy...
Security researchers hack Android via NFC to gain full control, steal data from a Samsung Galaxy S3

Vodafone raises 'porn spam' fears over Ofcom contract consultation

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Ofcom remedy to halt mid-contract price rises will apparently see hundreds of inappropriate 'spam' texts sent every year to customers of all ages, says VodafoneProposals to protect mobile phone users from unfair mid-contract price rises could see children being sent text messages telling them the cost of phoning sex lines...
Vodafone raises 'porn spam' fears over Ofcom contract consultation
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