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Researchers claim Android apps are sending private data to advertisers

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Android already requires that applications display a list of permissions it plans to access. But researchers from Duke University and Penn State say that there are apps sending personal data to “onlin…

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Adobe issues warning for “critical” security flaw in Flash for Android

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Android has been greatly enhanced by Flash, but the old devil that affects Flash on the desktop – security vulnerabilities that open it up to attacks – has made its way to Android. Adobe has issued a…

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Droid OTA makes Exchange more secure but more annoying for some users

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Google and other members of the Open Handset Alliance want to attract more enterprise users, so making Microsoft Exchange support is paramount to that goal. The latest effort to secure Exchange has also made i…

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Accused malicious Android app developer says the story is “bull****”

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Security companies often issue headline-grabbing reports about the threat of malicious activity. Those headlines sometimes don’t have much of a story to go with them, and people get caught in the cros…

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McAfee swallows up WaveSecure developers

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McAfee, Inc., known for desktop security software for home and enterprise users, has acquired tenCube, the company behind the development of popular Android app WaveSecure. WaveSecure has previously been…

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Android PSA: Read security permissions before installing an Android app

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Hey there, Android fans. You may wake-up this morning to discover that there’s an allegedly rogue application in the Android Market that is stealing people’s data when installed. According to a…

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SMobile Systems: A Fifth of Android Market Apps Expose Private Information

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A recent threat analysis report conducted by security firm SMobile Systems concluded that as many as one-fifth of all applications in the Android Market allow a third-party application to have access to some…

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