It’s a common misconception that Android is not secure. That might have been true in the past, but Google has been working hard to secure its operating system. With APIs coming to Android devices without software updates on old software and new security layers, Android is very secure.
Adrian Ludwig, director of security at Android, recently ... Read More »
With the popularity of smartphones, mobile malware is not a surprise to anyone. One of the biggest scares in the mobile world was Stagefright, which affected nearly all Android devices. Thankfully, Android is a very safe operating system as long as you don’t deliberately sidestep its security features.
Security and malware have been really hot issues in the world of Android, but for all the wrong reasons. Many have sensationalized Android’s problems with malware, despite the the fact that the problem is extremely minimal and completely eliminated with the smallest amount of common sense. Either way, Google takes security very seriously and has ... Read More »
Android security has always been a hot topic in the media media. The way people talk about it, you’d expect reports of malware-infected phones every day. But thanks to Google, Android is very safe and secure from malware. Even when new malware does surface, Google makes sure nearly all Android devices are safe as quickly ... Read More »
Android malware definitely exists, but for the most part it’s not going to spread. As an operating system, Android is very safe. Unless you’re a fan of visiting shady sites. On the rare occasion that users encounter Android malware, it’s usually an issue of user error.
But now, a new security hole was discovered in ... Read More »
It is hard to trust a stranger’s honesty when it comes to lost smartphones. Not that we do not believe in our fellow citizens, but experiences and studies seem to show that people are not necessarily the most good-willed when finding a lost product of value. Such is the case with Symantec’s latest lost phone ... Read More »
Are anti-virus apps necessary for Android users? Hiroshi Lockheimer, VP of Android Engineering, recently said, “I don’t think so. That’s obviously an individual choice, but I haven’t felt the need for it. Let’s put it this way, I don’t run those apps.”
Smartphone security continues to be a hot topic in the Android ecosystem. Whether you believe this is much of an issue or not, Android is the most popular mobile operating system, and the bad guys are known to target bigger markets. Google is not keeping its arms crossed, and they have just revealed Bouncer, a ... Read More »
After coming out of Beta toward the end of December, avast! Free Mobile Security has gained much attention. These guys are offering everything the other anti-virus/security apps bring to the table and then some. Complete with root features (yes, you heard that right), this is the fullest security app we have ever used. All ... Read More »
Android is currently the most popular mobile operating system in the planet. With over 200 million devices activated, and over 550,000 added daily, Android is taking over the world. This also raises a concern, though, as developers of malicious software often target platforms with the most exposure. No one will write a malicious app ... Read More »