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34% of malware for Android steal users’ personal data

The second half of 2011 was hot at times for cybercriminals attempting to apply the new fraud schemes in respect of mobile users. According to “Kaspersky Lab” Android platform has finally become the most popular among the creators of mobile malware, ahead of other platforms and ‘universal’ viruses based on Java. Apart from sending messages and(…)

Linux – kernel 3.1

Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux kernel version 3.1. List of new features is impressive. In particular, supported OpenRISC – processors with the design, distributed under the GPL, and technology of short-range communication (NFC). It is noteworthy that in the Linux kernel implementation of the NFC other than a platform for smart phones Android, which is(…)

The Trojan spreads in the guise of Android.SmsSend.27 application “Kamasutra for Android”

The company “Doctor Web”, a leading developer of information security, announced that the previously known Trojan Android.SmsSend.27 now distributed under the guise of an application “Kamasutra for Android”. “Dr. Web” has been repeatedly reported malware family Android.SmsSend . Today in the Dr.Web virus database has more than 170 entries for the Trojans Android.SmsSend. Trojan Android.SmsSend.27, which was(…)

Android Ice Cream Sandwich would be better to resist hackers

The new version of the mobile operating system Google Android has been updated to better resist the seizure of mobile devices by hackers operating errors in the code. Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich , added means of protection, known as ASLR, or address space layout randomization. This technology is regularly changing the memory address where the(…)

Microsoft collects license fees from more than 50% of the devices on Android and advises Google “wake up”

Complaints about Google patent attacks on Android not good companies do not produce. We all know that Steve Jobs has promised to destroy Android, claiming that he stole the idea from Apple iOS.However, an even greater threat comes from Microsoft, which claims that more than half of Android devices are the subject of an agreement on(…)

Enhanced core Android will be used by the U.S. Army and the Government

The U.S. government wants to replace radio communication between law enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local level, coupled with smart phones, and has shown in connection with this interest in the new project, which aims to create enhanced core Android. This project was started by experts from Google and George Mason University, and(…)

Protecting mobile devices in a corporate environment

This year mobile phone market for the first time ahead of the PC market. This is a landmark event, as well as the rapid growth of computing power and capabilities of mobile devices poses new questions and challenges in information security. Today’s smartphones and tablets contain a fully functional adult, similar to that of their “big(…)

Trojan Android.SpyEye.1 works in conjunction with a colleague for desktop

The company “Doctor Web,” published in September ranking of malicious applications for Android. Their number is still growing: just last month in the virus database has been added to over a hundred new entries. One of the most interesting threats for Android – Trojan Android.SpyEye.1. Risk of contracting the malicious program are subject to, first of all, users,(…)

Vulnerability in HTC smartphones open to hackers

Discovered in Android-smartphone HTC vulnerability allows attackers to remotely retrieve data that users are unlikely to be shared with someone unfamiliar. The company reacted to one-track quite a find and have not yet released a patch. The Group of Experts on Information Security has discovered a vulnerability in the firmware for different models smartfnov HTC, which(…)

Google accused Microsoft of extortion

Google launched the amazing action against Microsoft, accusing the company of extortion in order to maintain its crumbling smartphone business. This happened after the signing of Microsoft cross-licensing agreement with Samsung about devices on the Android. This agreement is presented as another victory for Microsoft, the company earlier signed an agreement with HTC to levy $ 5 per(…)