Think before you selfie – mobile malware might be watching

Facial recognition technology might be a boon for mobile payment security, but it also represents another weapon for cybercriminals, a cybersecurity expert warns. A mobile research team inside Intel Security Group's McAfee Labs

Published on: October 19th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Hackers piggybacking off legitimate apps to install mobile malware

If you were desperate for another round of Flappy Bird and downloaded a clone of it, once the game’s creator took the original down, you may have downloaded malware as well, according to

Published on: June 26th, 2014 Candice So

Building a spy phone is as easy as injecting malware into Android apps

Kevin McNamee stands in front of his laptop on a low stage, a phone in his hand as he scrolls through a program showing his phone’s screen, magnified on a projector screen beside

Published on: October 10th, 2013 Candice So

Canadians not protecting smartphone data with BYOD, Symantec study finds

Canadian consumers and small businesses are taking some serious risks in failing to guard their smartphones and their data, according to a new study from Symantec Corp. Releasing its 2013 Norton Report yesterday,

Published on: October 2nd, 2013 Candice So

Mobile threats are growing, McAfee report finds

Mobile threats are on the rise, with more mobile malware coming from lookalike banking apps, adult-only entertainment apps, targeted Trojan viruses and spyware, according to a new report from security solutions provider McAfee

Published on: August 26th, 2013 Candice So

Trend Micro Mobile Security App offers free Android malware scanner

Your smartphone can be a treasure trove of private data, with everything from your bank-account information to your e-mail and social-networking passwords stored inside. In order to protect that info from being nabbed

Published on: November 3rd, 2011 Armando Rodriguez

6 weird malware tricks hackers use to bypass security

The mobile malware deluge everybody has been warning about may not be upon us – yet. But a couple of security experts say this should not lull businesses into a false sense of

Published on: September 26th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

8 Android threats BYOD users should know about

The Android mobile operating and the BYOD (bring your own device) trend – a marriage made in heaven. For app-hungry users probably, but the combination could be malevolent mix for some workplace IT

Published on: August 30th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

How to prepare for mobile malware deluge

Malicious software is leaping from PCs to cell phones, as malware makers target the platform in hopes of making a quick buck. Examples include the infected Droid­Dream and Plankton Android apps. An infected

Published on: August 1st, 2011 Armando Rodriguez

Mobile malware threats grow as devices set to replace wallets

Mobile devices are being increasingly targeted by hackers looking to scoop financial information they can use to steal money and the trend is only going to get worse as smartphones become payment methods

Published on: April 5th, 2011 Brian Jackson

How not to be an Android Trojan victim

By Tony Bradley It is no secret that mobile platforms are ripe targets for malware. The explosion of smartphones and tablets, combined with the lack of security awareness or tools for mobile platforms

Published on: March 2nd, 2011 IDG News Service

‘Sexy’ malware heralds arrival of mobile botnets

The first worm that spreads between mobile devices by spamming text messages has developed a new communications capability that one security vendor says signals the arrival of mobile botnets. Trend Micro has analyzed

Published on: July 17th, 2009 Jeremy Kirk