Apple claims mobile malware is 47 times worse in Android phones than iPhones

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The statement was released amidst the tech giant’s efforts to prevent third-party app installations. As Apple pushes back against rising pressure from governments and private companies to allow third-party app downloads on iOS, the iPhone maker has released a paper indicating that mobile malware is 47 times higher on Android devices when compared to its own. The company released the information with a new security paper using real-world security data. Among the statistics Apple shared included that Android was affected by 15 to 47 times more mobile malware than iPhone.…

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Mobile security vulnerabilities rise through cheap apps

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These applications and a failure to incorporate inbuilt protection is increasing risk exposure. Among the primary struggles that have been faced by mobile security, so far, has been the vulnerabilities and risks that are added by the vast number of cheap applications and the low degree of protection that have been built into some of the largest app store environments. Primary among these has been the Android environment, though this could soon be changing. Google could be adding a serious new layer to mobile security by securing its Android environment,…

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Mobile security threats target Android banking apps

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Scammers are focusing in on applications that allow smartphone users to manage their money. According to Kaspersky Lab, one of the largest mobile security vulnerabilities at the moment is in Android smartphone based banking apps, which have become a considerable focus of scammers. Cyber crime is rapidly growing and these criminals are clearly aiming directly at the money. Kaspersky Lab is an antivirus software maker from Russia. According to its co-founder and chief executive, Eugene Kaspersky, 99 percent of mobile security attacks are occurring over Android smartphones. This is a…

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How to Use Your Android Phone Safely

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Google’s Android operating system is more popular than ever. Unfortunately, Android’s open source architecture and substantial market share have made it a continuing target of malware attacks. According to a recent report by Trend Micro, 79% of all malware threats affect Android. In fact, they report that there have been over a million of these threats in the first nine months of 2013 alone. While some of the statistics may be alarming, there is no reason for Android users to give up their devices. By following some prudent steps, you…

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Mobile security from Norton leads the stress test for Android

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An independent testing lab released the results of their research to show that one company came out on top. AV-Test released the data from its six month long Android mobile security app stress test, last week, and assigned scores to the products from a number of different companies, identifying a clear leader. The highest overall score was assigned to one company though there were 21 that underwent the test. Norton Mobile Security was seen as the best performing by the independent German testing lab. There were 21 different apps tested…

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