So-called “Judy” Android malware could affect over 36.5 million devices

Judy Android Malware

The announcement of this spreading cyber attack follows closely on the heels of the WannaCry ransomware. In a month riddled with PC and cyber security issues, a new Android malware called “Judy” has made its way onto the scene. This is expected to affect more than 36.5 million smartphones and tablets, after WannaCry planted its ransomware into over 200,000 computers. The Judy malware was uncovered by researchers at Checkpoint security and it will rapidly infect millions. Judy is a form of Android malware that is meant to build fraudulent clicks…

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Mobile security issues continue to plague Android devices

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Symantec’s latest report has shown that malware writers are continuing to focus on at operating system. New data that has been released by Symantec has confirmed that mobile security is continuing to be an issue for Android device users above all others as malware writers continue to prefer that operating system over any other smartphone platform. This helps to illustrate how important it is to take precautions particularly with an Android based device. According to the publication from Symantec, “The report is based on data from the Symantec Global Intelligence…

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Mobile security goes beyond malware protection

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Many smartphone owners are forgetting that there are risks to using their devices other than viruses. Android device users concerned with mobile security are being advised to look beyond malware when it comes to the worries that they have and the efforts that they take to protect themselves. Though malware is an issue, it is still a notably more common occurrence in PCs than smartphones. In the case of Apple, the strict control that the company holds over what can be downloaded its store has kept the vast majority of…

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Mobile security alerts start the new year with the first Android malware warning

Android mobile commerce

The first warnings for mcommerce concerns for Google OS smartphones and tablets released for 2013. A new and relatively damaging mobile security threat has just been announced in the form of a Trojan virus that can attack Android smartphones and tablets, and device users are being cautioned to make efforts to protect themselves against it in the 2013. This malware is capable of attacks that involve execution of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS). Little is still known about this mobile security threat, but what has already been understood is that…

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