Almost 10% of Android apps are malware: report

Stuart O'Connor Android, Android apps, Apps, Malware Leave a Comment

Thinking of switching form iPhone to Android? You might want to think again. It seems that as many as nine per cent of Android apps – that's almost one in every 10 – are fully or partially malware, according to new research. The figure comes from Cheetah Mobile's security report for the first half of 2014. Cheetah…

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"BadNews" Android malware downloaded 9 million times, says security specialists Lookout

Gerald Lynch Android, Android apps, Mobile phones, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

A new malicious string of Android malware called "BadNews" may have been downloaded as many as 9 million times say mobile security experts Lookout. Revealed in a Lookout blog posting over the weekend, the malware has sat hidden in 32…

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Andy Murray is the most dangerous British Olympic athlete…in cyberspace

Gerald Lynch Computer Security, Sport, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

Andy Murray has been named the most dangerous British Olympic athlete, but not perhaps for the reasons you'd first think. No, it's not his speeding-bullet tennis serve, nor the thought of his (frankly terrifying) mum flying at you in a…

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Apple working with ISPs to fix Mac Flashback trojan

Gerald Lynch Apple, Computer Security, Computers, Laptops / Notebooks, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

Apple believe they have found a fix for the Flashback trojan which is thought to have infected some 600,000 Mac computers across the globe. Flashback is a botnet that can issue commands to infected machines, harvesting usernames and passwords…

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Google Chrome store hit by Facebook hack extension

Gerald Lynch Computer Security, Google, Internet, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

Google Chrome users beware: a series of new extensions claiming to add customisation options to your Facebook profile are in fact malicious tools created by hackers intended to hijack your social networking accounts. Hiding in plain sight on the official…

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Top 3 FREE computer security tips from Kaspersky Lab's Costin Raiu

Gerald Lynch Computer Security, Round ups, Tech Digest news 16 Comments

This week sees London's Earls Court play host to the InfoSec computer and mobile security conference, where all the major players from the anti-virus and back-up software developing fields come together to tout their wares. We caught up yesterday with…

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